Support » Plugin: Collapse-O-Matic » Wanting Google to index also contents of folds

  • Resolved aclassifier

    (@aclassifier)


    Google indexes my blog notes quite fast. However, I am not certain about the contents of the folds. Page search doesn’t find what’s inside a collapsed fold.

    So I guessed that having all folds expanded for like 10 seconds (Initial Pause: 10000) would make Google see all of it?

    Or is there a smarter way? I am not certain if those 10 seconds is a good idea. I thought that 1 second would disturb the reader too much. Could 100 ms be used?

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  • Plugin Author twinpictures

    (@twinpictures)

    Google Indexing – SEO

    Google indexes my blog notes quite fast. However, I am not certain about the contents of the folds.

    Google will index the ‘hidden’ target content inside the folds. This is what is meant by SEO friendly in the documentation:

    Remove clutter, save space. Display and hide additional content in a SEO friendly way. Collapse-O-Matic adds an [expand] shortcode that will wrap any content—including other shortcodes—into a lovely jQuery expanding and collapsing div…

    https://plugins.twinpictures.de/plugins/collapse-o-matic/

    Page Search

    Page search doesn’t find what’s inside a collapsed fold.

    If you mean the internal WordPress search, this depends on how you have your search set up. The standard WordPress search will indeed find posts when searching on the content inside a collapsed fold. Or are you referring to the browser’s text find on page feature (ctrl+f) that finds text on the page?

    Great, so I don’t have to set Initial to anything.

    I meant the browser’s search. I guess there isn’t anything you could do with that, as what is in the data base and what’s in the browser isn’t the same thing when the folds are collapsed. Or..?

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by aclassifier.
    Plugin Author twinpictures

    (@twinpictures)

    Correct, the browser’s text search (actually called find on page) just does a text match on all parts of the visible DOM. Logically: what is hidden, should not be found.

    But rest assured, when google indexes the site, it’s spiders are looking at the entire page content–before any collapse items are hidden via javascript once the page is fully loaded. This can be verified by performing a google search specific to the target site, ie: site:spacedonkey.de Artoo-Detoo

    Hopefully this has set your mind at ease about SEO issues.
    If so, please let us know and mark the issue as resolved.

    Thank you. Good solutions!

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