The React SEO Effect and Why It Matters
React is an amazing frontend framework and yes we of course do a ton of work with React here at Simmio. However clients seem to always ask the same question when starting a React project with our company. Does React really affect SEO?
For those we have content heavy websites and SEO is a priority, there are some pretty cool frameworks out there that can server side render your React app so you can deliver HTML content to the browser at blazing fast speeds. This is a huge plus for SEO! When using server side rendering there is no difference for SEO and many times serving a our static site like with Gatsby or Next can improve your SEO results!
We typically consult our clients first to understand their actual needs from the application. You would be surprised these days how many clients we have come in asking for a React app when it is total overkill or does not apply at to their needs.