Google Supports Noscript Tag For Images But Not Sure About Web Content?

Oct 18, 2018 • 7:12 am | comments (2) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Noscript

Yesterday at PubCon, Gary Illyes from Google said you can use the noscript tag as a way to give Google more content around your lazy loaded images. I was always under the impression that Google ignored the noscript tag, at least for the past several years. In fact, John Mueller said it as recently as the other day on Twitter:

I asked Gary to clarify during the Q&A portion of the session and Gary said they do index and use content within the noscript tag for both images and web content.

John Mueller from Google did confirm they use it for images:

Dawn even shared a slide from John's Google I/O session on this:

John also posted in German on Twitter this morning it is used for images not normal web content:

John Noscript Tweet

But when it comes to web content, John has been telling us for years Google ignores the content. But Gary says Google does not.

Of course, this is super easy to test and see who is right - right?

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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