SEO with Gatsby
Gatsby helps your site place better in search engines. Some advantages come out of the box and some require configuration.
Because Gatsby pages are server-rendered, all the page content is available to Google and other search engines or crawlers.
You can see this by viewing the source for this page with
curl (in your terminal):
Right-Click => View source won’t show you the actual HTML (but the pages are still server-rendered!) as this site is using service workers. Read these notes to learn more.
Gatsby’s many built-in performance optimizations, such as rendering to static files, progressive image loading, and the PRPL pattern—all help your site be lightning-fast by default.
Starting in January 2018, Google rewards faster sites with a bump in search rankings.
Adding metadata to pages, such as page title and description, helps search engines understand your content and when to show your pages in search results.
Some examples using react-helmet:
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