So if Google is seeing what the user sees, then what about content that is hidden within one of those "click to expand" links that show a snippet of content and then show you more when you click it?
Some users at WebmasterWorld are saying Google is no longer indexing and ranking such content.
A WebmasterWorld member said:
It seems google are no longer indexing any content in my “read more” panels that are hidden during the “onLoad” event.
Shame because this is a user friendly way to display content and prevent unnecessary scrolling if the user isn’t interested in certain sections of a page.
It may be how this webmaster implemented it or it may be how Google wants to now index content. One webmaster likes the new approach saying if a user clicks through, they should see the content they searched for immediately without clicking a link to show more content.
But at the same time, keeping web pages clean and neat is something designers like to do.
I personally have not tested this but do let us know if you see the same behavior from Google.
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.