A Single URL or Multiple?

Today’s Ask an SEO question comes from Tiffany in New York. She asks:

From an SEO perspective, which one is better, single page vs. multi-page design? For instance, within a product page, shall the spec, support be separated to different tabs with distinct URLs under product page or shall they be combined to one page?”

Great question! Because I don’t know your specific situation or website, I’m going to respond in general.

The easy answer is a single page for the information.

This makes the content easier for Google to find and you have less to worry about I.T.-wise.

However, this answer also depends on your situation.

I have one client with thousands of product reviews on their pages for multiple products.

These reviews include images uploaded by customers and sometimes videos.

These reviews weigh the page down and when we paginate it destroys our crawl budget.

For them,

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6 Russians charged over most ‘destructive series of computer attacks ever attributed to a single group’

The Department of Justice has announced charges against six Russian intelligence officers in connection with a series of majorly “disruptive and destructive” cyberattacks.

The DOJ on Monday said that a federal grand jury had indicted six Russian computer hackers, officers of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), for their role in a series of “computer intrusions and attacks” conducted from 2015 through 2019 “for the strategic benefit of Russia.” This allegedly included malware attacks against Ukraine’s electric power grid, as well as efforts to disrupt France’s 2017 elections and the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Officials also said the defendants were responsible for “destructive malware attacks that infected computers worldwide” and led to nearly $1 billion in losses.

The alleged hackers, The Washington Post notes, are a part of the same intelligence agency previously charged over interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, although the indictment unsealed on Monday didn’t include charges

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Google Shares SEO Tips for Single Page Apps

In the latest Google Lightning Talks video, Martin Splitt shares tips for making single page apps discoverable by search engines.

The main difference between a regular, HTML-based, website and a single page app is the latter’s dependence on JavaScript.

JavaScript is used to create the HTML for a single page app which then creates the page.

JavaScript is required to load other content when users are navigating to different parts of a single page app.

When JavaScript loads new content it’s referred to as a “view.”

Relying on JavaScript for single page apps allows browsers to load views without doing a full reload.

JavaScript also allows for design elements such as custom transitions between different parts of the application.

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Simply put – JavaScript makes single page apps function the way they do.

The Challenges of Working With Single Page Apps

JavaScript is less than ideal for

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Boris Johnson tells single dad he might have to stop seeing his son

Boris Johnson in conversation with Christopher. (BBC)
Boris Johnson in conversation with Christopher. (BBC)

A single dad who asked Boris Johnson if he could see his son was told by the prime minister: “Check the website”.

The man, “Christopher from Margate”, asked what the guidance is for single parents who have regular contact with their children who live in a different county.

He explained how he lives in Kent, which is in Tier 1, while his son lives in Essex, which will move into Tier 2 on Saturday.

Christopher asked Johnson what he should do when one area is at a higher alert level under the government’s new three-tier local lockdown system, which was announced by Johnson on Monday.

Johnson, who was speaking at a Downing Street press conference, told him: “Christopher, I think the guidance, alas, is that if… you should go on the website, obviously, and check.

“But when places go into a higher tier

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