Thanks to Barry Schwartz for posting this over at Search Engine Land yesterday. Google Webmaster Central Blog has posted some "advice" on how to make your site crawlable if you use AJAX and other Web 2.0 design features.
The use of Ajax from a design point of view is very cool, but from a search engine point of view is not very cool. If not implemented correctly, Ajax can be difficult for the search engines to index. So while you want to design your site for usability, without a visible presence in the search engines there will be no one to interact with the Ajax.
Here is the full Webmaster Central post on "A Spider's View of Web 2.0"
Labels: Google SEO Advice on Ajax