How to create a paginated grid where all data is google indexable?
What's a good technique to creating a paginated HTML/js/jQuery data grid where each page is easily crawl-able by google?
Also note, each page on the grid will be represented with a &page parameter in the URL. However, I don't want to simply rely on sites from around the web directly linking to pages for google to index the data. Can I not have google be aware of all the pages without waiting for others to directly link to each page?
Easily crawl-able is up to the content. But if you're worried by Google finding the pages try adding them to the sitemap. Also if you have your "Next ->" button and/or pagination links to specific pages in a way that your users will find them easily Google will too.
For anyone looking for a successful progressive enhancement (SEO friendly) solution, I ended up using jqgrid (Jqgrid & progressive enhancement: Successfully progresses from HTML, to local JSON, to remote JSON, but pager doesn't start correctly?) and I also insert an HTML version of paging so that search engines can follow the links and retrieve additional data as well.