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    lazy-load after the onload, bad for SEO?


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    I use a relatively rare (I think) technique for images and videos below the fold. I use lazy load, activated AFTER the onload and only after the user scrolls a little bit down.

    When I checked from webmaster tools I noticed that my page is rendered without the images and videos that are lazy loaded this way.

    Could it be that google thinks my page is corrupted?

    Here are two examples:
    learn-greek-online.com
    learn-greek-online.com/testimonials.html

    hmm, I made a quick check for one of my images and it is not indexed in Google. This is not a good sign.
    Last edited by bobptz; Dec 2nd, 2017 at 01:51 PM.
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    Never heard of it but yeah, if Google's not rendering it that's bad news. I'd personally scrap the lazy load thing.

    I'm no expert in speed optimisation but personally, I think anything under 3 seconds is pretty decent for both Google and the user. I think yours is 0.8-0.9 secs load time, which is excellent but... if Google can't render it, it might aswell not be there
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    Are there any experiences, from people that did use it? Did your rankings suffer because of it?
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    Your page load time is far better since i checked both of the links placed by you.
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    Google these days is very open to on-page recommendations. I'd check their page load tool to see what score you get and how you can improve things: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/
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    Actually page load speed has no direct connection with your website ranking. But if your page takes more than 2 sec to load which is the ideal load time, more people will bounce back from your page, which will turn into increased bounce rate. For google it shows that your page is not suitable for the users to get information from.

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    The google page speed score is
    mobile: 79/100
    desktop: 95/100

    I can push a little higher if I cache the google analytics script on my server. But I decided not to do it any more.

    Very hard to push higher. I would have to restucture the template and give priority to above the fold stuff. I do not know how to do it myself.
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    It seems that lazy loading does hurt seo, if google cannot crawl the images (in my case it cannot):
    “test this with Fetch as Google in Webmaster Tools” and “imagine those are things that Googlebot might miss out on.”
    https://www.hobo-web.co.uk/john-muellers-seo-advice/

    I did find a joomla plugin that claims to be seofriendly. Meaning that it allows search engine bots to crawl the images.

    I am wondering though. I think Google is very suspicious when you try to fool it and serve google content differently that you serve to the visitor. So I could make things even worse, right?
    Last edited by bobptz; Dec 15th, 2017 at 11:41 AM.

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