As a reminder, the AJAX crawling scheme accepts pages with either a “#!” in the URL or a “fragment meta tag” on them, and then crawls them with an “?_escaped_fragment_=” in the URL. That escaped version needs to be a fully-rendered and/or equivalent version of the page, created by the website itself.
With this change, Googlebot will render the #! URL directly, making it unnecessary for the website owner to provide a rendered version of the page. We’ll continue to support these URLs in our search results.
We expect that most AJAX-crawling websites won’t see significant changes with this update. Webmasters can double-check their pages as detailed below, and we’ll be sending notifications to any sites …read more