What is Angular?
Making Angular Play Nice With SEO
Option A: Server-Side Rendering
The normal workaround to this problem is to enable server-side rendering (SSR) using the Angular Universal library. Doing this generates the final HTML elements for search engine web crawlers to use.
The problem with this solution, though, is that the mandatory server needed for SSR implementation is resource-intensive and costly. It takes a long time to set up. Poor implementation can confuse web crawlers and cause a drop in your search results.
SSR also requires implementing code on both the client and server-side, creating potential duplicate code issues. Although you could use a Node.JS back-end to resolve this, doing so locks you into using one backend technology.
Implementing SSR for a small application is overkill and doesn’t justify the server maintenance costs.
Option B: Prerendering
Prerender® renders your dynamic web pages into static HTML pages that web crawlers can read and understand. It automates this process for you, removing all of the manpower and busy work required to render dynamic web pages server-side.
On top of that, Prerender® is a more cost-effective option for smaller applications – it’s free to use up to 250 pages!
How do you create dynamic Angular web pages that offer your users a rich experience while still being discoverable in Google search results?