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Discussion on: The benefits and origins of Server Side Rendering

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Clifford Fajardo • Edited on

Some learning lessons while working on server side rendered apps at scale:

It used to be that a lot of companies showed two different versions of a webpage: 1 for bots(you find this out by the user agent of the request) & 1 for regular users.

Maintaining two different versions of a page while working became a maintenance nightmare for my team and I on one codebase we worked on.

We now just have one version of a page.

If your doing your job right & creating valuable content for users, using the appropriate tags on your pages, Schema.org values and using Google Search console you shouldn’t need to versions of a page.

I really need to write an in-depth article about this.