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Google Now Indexing Javascript and AJAX

Google recently (quietly) announced that they are able to execute Javascript and AJAX, and therefore index any text – including comments on Facebook. This means that your semi-private posts on your Facebook profile can now be indexed by Google, and therefore potentially show up in the search results. Most likely links from within Facebook comments won’t have much if any value, at least for the moment.

What this means for you is obviously privacy concerns, but for SEO’s it’s a bit frustrating in that we’ve been able to use AJAX navigation elements to keep Google from seeing certain links within a website. We knew that wouldn’t last forever, and now the moment has arrived. We will have to find other ways to hide links from Google’s probing eyes…

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