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Many site templates from E commerce hosts such as Big Commerce have product carousels on the home page. Does this create confusion when the product titles which are scrolling through this section of the page are constantly changing?

Probably not.

Most carousels these days are javascript-driven. Therefore the source code for those products exists on the page (and is therefore easily viewed by Google et al). The javascript moves items around the *screen* but it does not modify the *source.* And it's the source code that matters most to search engines.

The exception to my answer above is AJAX. If any products are being dynamically loaded to a page via an AJAX call, then they would hidden from search engines. Google's John Mueller confirmed about a year ago that, despite all their progress with javascript and AJAX, Google still struggles with some Ajax-driven websites — http://searchengineland.com/can-now-trust-google-crawl-ajax-sites-235267

So, as with so many answers in SEO: *it depends.*

If you have any specific examples, I'd be happy to take a look! Feel free to message me here on Clarity.


Answered 6 years ago

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