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#09 - Is Client Side Rendering in JAMStack Good for SEO


In this episode of the Kontent Rocks podcast, Brian McKeiver brings back Andy Thompson, CTO and Kontent MVP at Luminary. Brian and Andy answer the question of is CSR, or Client Side Rendering, on a JAMStack site good for SEO. The two discuss some challenges with the common answer of, "Sure Google can execute JavaScript on a client side app". They then express their opinions and experience as to why just because Google can execute JavaScript, that doesn't just mean you will have good SEO.


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In This Episode

Brian McKeiver and Andy Thompson discuss the following topics in Kontent Rocks podcast episode #09:

  • Client site rendering and how it affects SEO
  • Brian tells a story of why in years past this approach caused some headache
  • Andy recalls another story where SEO impacts were ignored in a DXP solution and it caused rework
  • Brian and Andy review 4 options that developers have with rendering both client side and server side and how Kontent can work with each of them as a true headless cms
  • Brian and Andy agree there is no perfect solution, but with new tools like Incremental SSR there is hope

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