An SEO professional was concerned about a WordPress plugin that generates dynamic content.
When the plugin rendered the content, they found that the words were not actually appearing on the page.
There’s nothing in the HTML code – only the tags that refer to dynamic content.
They were not sure whether this is something that Google would see or not.
John explained that if you run the page through Google Search Console’s URL inspection tool, it will show you if Google can read the content.
So long as the content you want Google to read shows up in this tool, you should be just fine.
This happens at approximately the 10:07 mark in the video.
John Mueller Hangout Transcript
SEO Professional 3 10:07
So I have a question. I am testing with the plugin in WordPress that generates dynamic content. But then when you check the HTML code, you actually don’t see any of the words that we’re trying to use within the text, within the subheadings. And I was wondering if Google would have a problem understanding what’s, well, in the end – shown to the end user. It’s really nothing. There’s nothing in the HTML code, it says something like, just you know, the tags, it says dynamic content, but you can’t really read the words that we’re actually showing to the user. So I’m not sure if that’s also something that Google would be able to see in the end, and we can perhaps rank for the keywords we want to rank for, or what’s, what’s going to happen there.
I don’t know that plugin. So it’s, it’s hard for me to say, one, one thing you can do…
SEO Professional 3 11:07
It’s called If-So…just if I don’t know if you know it.
No, I do not. So many different things. So one thing you can do is use the Inspect URL tool in Search Console, to check that page, and you can check the HTML there. And the HTML is based on rendering. So when we kind of try to process the page, like in a browser, and if in the HTML, you find the content that you want to have shown, then we we can, we can index it, but if it’s not in the Inspect URL HTML, then we’re not seeing the content.