When optimizing your website, one question might come up – does hashtags in the URLs affect SEO?
To explain, a hashtag (#), in a URL is referred to as a fragment. URL fragments have typically been used to automatically set the browser’s scroll position to a predefined location in the web page. Basically, if the URL refers to a document, the fragment refers to a specific part of that document.
But what does Google do when there’s a hashtag in a URL? Does it get ignored?
In this Google Search Central video, we’ll find out if Googlebot ignores what’s behind the hashtag when crawling and indexing the web.