Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Google Does Index Content and Links in External Javascript Files

The question has come up many times over the years.

I can say with confidence, that I have personally tested this, and I have multiple witnesses.

Now this is going to be a bit of a lame article, as I can’t show you the results. You’re going to have to take my word for it, but that should be fine since I have thousands of articles around the web going back over 20 years.

My most recent test was on a page which pulled content from an external site and displayed it on their page using the document.write method.

As soon as the page was crawled the content was indexed and showed up in SERPs.

Within a week or two, links to the target site showed up in Google Search Console.

Testing was performed in November 2016.

There are multiple articles around the web which state content and links can not be crawled or indexed. That information is wrong.



President at Telapost
I create content and do SEO for law firms, small businesses and companies worldwide. I have been generating traffic online since 1992. I have owned multiple successful companies. I'm an organic eater, nature lover and German Shepherd owner. Feel free to contact me here.

Leave a Reply

SEO, Content Marketing, and Social Media Strategy varies drastically depending on which vertical you are in, where you are located, and more. CONTACT ME 919.475.1883