Google: We Don't Always See Links With OnClick JavaScript Events

Apr 17, 2018 • 7:43 am | comments (1) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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We all know how good Google is at understanding and crawling JavaScript, AJAX and complex web pages in many forms, but Google's John Mueller said, when it comes to discovering links within onclick events in JavaScript, sometimes Google is not able to follow such links.

John said on Twitter "If links are added as normal "a" elements with "href" attributes using JS, that's fine." "Sometimes people add "onclick" events instead of links, that's not always something we can notice & crawl through," he added.

I suspect Google is better at this then they let off to be. :)

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