November 3, 2010
If I add to a page of my website a widget that enables my blog to show on that page, do search engines recognize the blog content delivered via this widget? Or is it better to add the content directly into the website?
One way to check if the widget you want to use is going to add the content directly to your page so that search engines will index it is to view the source code of the page within your browser. Is the blog content there or is it just some lines of code? If it's there, you should be good to go.
Here's another way to check: If you know of another web page already using the widget, view that page in Google's text cache (not their full cache) and see if the content shows up there. If it does, then the widget is search engine friendly. If not, then it's not.
Hope this helps!