How Do I Know If My Site Should Use SSR or Client-Side Rendering?
For small to medium sites or sites that focus primarily on content, adopting and using an SSR solution is fairly easy. On the other hand, large enterprise applications struggle with figuring out how to execute SSR in a cost-effective way.
The biggest hurdles developers face with SSR revolve around complexity. Some common issues include:
For a lot of companies and engineering teams SSR is still a massive undertaking, and it’s hard to decide whether it is worth doing.
Dynamic Rendering: Taking care of bots
Similar to server-side rendering, dynamic rendering will pre-render and serve flat HTML content only to search bots.
This is an enormous benefit for SEO for many reasons:
Using dynamic rendering and SpeedWorkers, we remove all the complexity and need for SSR. This is because our solution involves:
SpeedWorkers also saves you on infrastructure costs, because a huge chunk of bot traffic is now taken on by SpeedWorkers, instead of your servers.
Results you can expect
SpeedWorkers’ target delivery time for bots is under 300ms. On top of that, our cache efficiency usually results in even higher speed gains.
Right after launching SpeedWorkers, you can expect an increase in page delivery speed. As pages get faster, bots start crawling your site more efficiently, getting to more content.
Crawl rate of strategic pages will also increase, because search bots will get deeper and wider into your site structure. If you’re an E-Commerce site, and improve crawl ratio of product detail pages, there’s a great chance these pages will get indexed and ranked. As a result, more of your product inventory will be visible to users.
Another benefit of improved speed will be an increase in active pages that drive organic traffic.
Finally, the more pages get indexed, ranked and receive clicks, the more incremental revenue they can produce.
These are pure SEO benefits. We also know that SpeedWorkers eliminates the need to invest in engineering resources, and saves in infrastructure costs, because all of the traffic from bots is going to SpeedWorkers, instead of your servers. We host and maintain it, so you don’t have to worry.
SSR has definite benefits over CSR. However, SSR can be complex, confusing and costly. Dynamic rendering is a great alternative for SEO – get in touch for a free custom demo of SpeedWorkers, and visualize the benefits for your website.