Your March 2019 Search Engine Bytes Digest
 by Kristi Hagen

How can I tell if Google is indexing my tabbed content?

  • Google says that tabbed content is crawlable on both the mobile and desktop version of webpages and that it's indexing and using the tabbed content. However, when I look at the cached text version of a product page with tabbed content, I only see what's behind the default open tab but not the others. In fact, I'm not even seeing links to the other tabs.

    When I look at other sites with tabbed product content and check the cached text version, I either see the content behind the other tabs or I see the default description content with links to the other tabs.

    I'm guessing if the tabbed content is NOT showing up in the cached text version of a product page, it's not getting indexed. Is this Correct?


Surprisingly - No, that doesn't mean it's not being indexed. Our advice is - rather than looking at the text version of the cached page - look at the source code. Assuming you're using normal Jquery tabs (but not necessarily AJAX), the source code will show that Google is indexing the tabbed content on the page. This is something we've had to investigate many times and have found that Google does indeed index Jquery tabs just fine.SEN article end

If image file names differ by only a sequential number, is that enough to avoid redundant content issues?

  • I'm a photographer creating a photography page focusing on a specific location and looking to rank well locally. My question is in regards to image names within a gallery of images.

    I plan to name my image files with a description of the image that includes location; something like family-portrait-green-beach-ab0001.jpg. However my concern is that I might create a redundant content issue with similar names. Is it a problem if other image files in the gallery have almost identical names but differ numerically like: