I recently participated in ClickSEO 2020 as Internet República’s SEO Manager, a free online event that took place on the 7th and 8th of December with the participation of many SEO experts, and in which also participated my colleague Marta Romera, Internet República’s SEO Manager.
Even though I will explain what these experiments were in this article, you can see the full presentation here.
The development of web pages using this type of technology is growing drastically. Yet not everything seems to be that pretty, or that functional.
What experiments have we done?
- Google only renders 5 seconds that we are going to check in the tests, although I wanted to check if with Evergreen in 2020 something has really changed or whether we still have those 5 seconds rendering time.
- Another thing that is known and proven is that Google does not interact with certain resources, but we wanted to check this as well.
The experiments we did in 2019
We defined a series of tests during 2019 before Evergreen, so that you can see the difference with what we had in 2020.
The third test we did was a sequential loading – loading parts of the code every second to check how long Google took to index this part of the code so that it could give us a snapshot of the maximum time Google took to index the page. We confirmed that it was 5 seconds for Google to process and index this content.
We also captured cookies to see if it had them enabled, and yes it did, but they do not remain persistent between requests. In other words, you cannot use the content with cookies.
What changed in 2020?
In 2020 we wanted to check if anything changed with Evergreen. What we did was the same, check if under the scroll we indexed the content. The result is that product 1 does load, but if we scroll down, Google does not catch anything.
To sum up, both 2019 and 2020 experiments are the same. All the tests we have done have been the same, except for the different versions of Chrome, which is more up to date in 2020.
It still does not detect the scroll and does not load the “see more” button, the rendering and indexing takes 5 seconds, and the cookies are enabled but do not remain active between requests.