If do something like this, at the top of my website home page
if ($bot=="googleBot") //or any of the search engines
//code here for simple HTML of site
ie HTML BODY DIV etc....
just raw HTML to do with the site in question,
Site maps, links
so.. all of this is for the spider to pick up and hopefully index
alt img text
nothing is dynamic, all is hard coded into the markup
no human would ever see this!
//code here for
for Jquery site, which dynically loads in,
everything on one page, but uses # in url bar, fully utilises browser back buttons history
ajax calls, all the works
bots never see this
In short could this be considered good practice? Or not, and if not are the spiders 'clever' enough to know this has been attempted and not index the site? Would this approach stand any chance of working - ie indexing a site with is heavy on Jquery and ajax!
I am going to set it up with a site anyway, to test, and will include my findings here, but anyone out there who could help.... with any experience you have, thank you!