How to make the json data accesible to search bots?

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Luis Miguel Morillas

Oct 25, 2018, 4:08:53 AM10/25/18
Hi, folks,

What's the best way to put the data in the json files accessible to
internet search bots? If not, they are not accessible when people
search data in google for example.


-- luismiguel (@lmorillas)

David Karger

Oct 28, 2018, 4:44:21 PM10/28/18
this is a chronic challenge. Google claims that they run javascript
while indexing pages, but don't explain *which* javascript they run or
one option you can consider is to put your data in the page instead of
using a script link. See e.g.
It's something of a nuisance to manage, but it does get indexed (I've
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Oct 28, 2018, 8:19:48 PM10/28/18
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David, thanks. I'd love to read your thoughts on this. Which of the 229 papers listed in this bibliography addresses this issue?


David Karger

Oct 28, 2018, 8:21:54 PM10/28/18
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In case this is not humor :) the page is just an example of the
technique. You can do the same yourself on any page: just make your
exhibit-data link point to an anchor inside the same page, as you can
see in the head of this page.

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Oct 29, 2018, 5:24:28 PM10/29/18
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Doh! (red-faced, slaps forehead),

No, not humor, just me being dense. Thanks for your patient clarification.
Yes, that's simple and effective (well, google seems to know about it).
A "nuisance to manage," because you have to remember to write it out to your .html file?

thx again,
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