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SEO URLs in reactive web applications

Service Center
Implemented
on 25 May 2021
Platform Server 11.12.0

The existing SEO URLs feature within traditional web applications is a very useful component within the OutSystems platform for making domains point to specific applications or pages, making URLs easier for users to follow and navigate, and presenting a "cleaner" look and feel.


With React, this feature is now missing entirely and the only 'workaround' is to use links to traditional web, then push the user back into Reactive web again afterwards.

Not only does this slow the load down, increasing load times and decreasing user experience, it also redirects the user from the url/domain they were expecting to see to a url with "too much code" in it, decreasing user trust in the website.


SEO URLs are an existing feature in traditional web that should have been included with the initial roll out of React/Reactive Web and it is imperative this feature be restored ASAP in order for existing implementations to adopt React. 

Created on 8 May 2020
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YES!  I have asked our Customer Success rep (Jason Urban) to track this as well with the OS product team. We need this ASAP - very disruptive not having SEO URL ability.

This is a serious setback when delivering reactive web applications to production.

Please, this is an M in MoSCoW!

Indeed, It's one of the must have feature, which is missing.

Changed the category to Service Center


This is a key requirement for a client. 

Not having this seems to be a bit of a major issue.  

I'm a bit shocked its not even mentioned in the official docs

https://success.outsystems.com/Support/Enterprise_Customers/Maintenance_and_Operations/OutSystems_Platform_SEO_Friendly_URLs



See the comments from Tiago Simões, regarding roadmap reactive (so SEO rules support will come for reactive) and the current possible workaround.

https://www.outsystems.com/forums/discussion/57383/seo-friendly-urls-not-supported-with-reactive-web-apps/#Post238448

Hi Tye,

Like Daniël mentioned above, we are aiming to support SEO Friendly URLs for Reactive Web Apps. We are considering Q4 this year as a possibility, but this is still pending a more in-depth technical research and analysis, reason why, right now, we cannot commit to a delivery date.

Meanwhile, besides the mentioned workaround for Site Rules, Redirect Rules already work for Reactive Web Apps.


If you are available we'll probably also get in touch with you so we can understand your exact requirements. That can also help us determine how to better implement this feature in Reactive.


Cheers,

Vítor Teixeira

Changed the status to
Working on it
expected delivery in Q2 2021


Hi all,

Just a small update on this. Unfortunately the team can only start the technical research of this next month, with hopes to implement it in the first half of next year (Q1 or Q2), but we can't still commit on a definitive release date. We'll continue to update you on this as we get more info. In the meantime, for site rules in particular, this partial workaround continues to be available.

Thanks,
Tiago Simões

Changed the status to
Implemented
on 25 May 2021


Hi

With the release of Platform Server - 11.12.0, you’ll now be able to activate the Technical Preview feature SEO-Friendly URLs for Reactive Web Apps.

We encourage you to try it out and give us your feedback!


Thanks for contributing with your ideas and participation.

Cheers,
Vítor Teixeira

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