How to get search engines to see dynamic meta tags?

Posted on 2012-09-11
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
How can I get search engines to see dynamic meta tags?  I realize using javascript, json, and ajax to dynamically insert the meta tags won't work.  What will?
Question by:the_hero
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    Why can you not build them at page runtime instead of building them when the page has already been sent to the client?
    There is no way to build them at the client and have search engines see them - search engines only read the plain text
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    I'm asking how to do that.  How can I dynamically build these pages at run time so the search engines will see that info?  Is there a way to do it without database?
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    What language are you using, what software etc.
    How were you building them when you were using javascript
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    We have two sites that we want to pull this off with.  One is built with jsp pages.  We use json to dynamically create the pages in question.  The other site is built with html pages.  We are using json on that one too.
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    Spiders and search engines will have trouble reading any content on your ajax/json website, not only the meta tags.

    I suggest you use either a progressive enhancement type architecture or implement Google's suggested solution:

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