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Real-World Next.js

By : Michele Riva
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Real-World Next.js

By: Michele Riva

Overview of this book

Next.js is a scalable and high-performance React.js framework for modern web development and provides a large set of features, such as hybrid rendering, route prefetching, automatic image optimization, and internationalization, out of the box. If you are looking to create a blog, an e-commerce website, or a simple website, this book will show you how you can use the multipurpose Next.js framework to create an impressive user experience. Starting with the basics of Next.js, the book demonstrates how the framework can help you reach your development goals. You'll realize how versatile Next.js is as you build real-world applications with step-by-step explanations. This Next.js book will guide you in choosing the right rendering methodology for your website, securing it, and deploying it to different providers, all while focusing on performance and developer happiness. By the end of the book, you'll be able to design, build, and deploy modern architectures using Next.js with any headless CMS or data source.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Part 1: Introduction to Next.js
Part 2: Hands-On Next.js
Part 3: Next.js by Example

Working with SEO

SEO in Next.js is not different from any other framework. Search engine bots make no difference; they only care about website content and quality. So, even though Next.js tries to simplify things, we still need to respect specific rules and develop our websites on the basis of the search engine specifications to get a good indexing score.

Given the rendering possibilities that Next.js provides for us, we already know that particular decisions can negatively impact the final SEO score (for example, rendering important data on the client side). We talked about that in the previous sections, so we won't go deep into it again.

There are specific SEO metrics that might be a bit out of our control when developing the website. Domain authority, referring domains, page impressions, click-through rate, and organic market share are just a few of them. Even though we are unlikely to improve those metrics during the development process (as they are the product of good...