SEO Improvements for the new year ✨

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  • 13 January 2021

Happy new year from all of us at InSided!! 🎉


We have some SEO news to share with you. We made some changes to how we do things in order to improve our overall SEO performance.


We started to move customization widgets from CSR (Client Side Rendering) to SSR (Server Side Rendering). In a nutshell, this change will impact on how Google is indexing content from your communities. You can find more explanation about this technology here


The second benefit that we get from SSR is an improved Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS).  CLS is an important, user-centric metric for measuring visual stability because it helps quantify how often users experience unexpected layout shifts (i.e. how the page changes as each element loads). A low CLS helps ensure that the page loading is smooth. Learn more about CLS here


Another improvement that we are working on while converting widgets to SSR is improving the accessibility of our platform according to commonly accepted best practices.


:exclamation:What all this means to you:

Most changes shouldn't impact any custom CSS you have made as we haven't changed the main classes.

Important information below if you use the Mega Menu

However, we decided to be cautious and inform you that we will release the switch to SSR on the Mega Menu in a week [on January 20th]. We have NOT made changes to the buttons, but we made changes to the navigation links.  As it is possible that you have made custom CSS changes on the navigation links, we are sharing the new structure with you in advance.


Old structure for Mega Menu:



New structure for Mega Menu:




Please review and make any necessary adjustments if needed to avoid CSS clashing.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

When will the change to Server Side Rendering be completed? I’m asking because I want to monitor and compare the loading times and other KPIs.