Can I setup pre-rendering from an external service such as pre-render.io on a free personal site/hobby site

Can I setup pre-rendering from an external service such as pre-render.io on a free personal site/hobby site

hi there @SreejithRepositories - I’m not sure I am following. Can you explain in a different way please? Is this regarding a netlify site?

I think he’s referring to the notice you have given in the controlpanel “Contact us with a token to the external service you would like to use” and his question then becomes “Can he do that as a non-paying Netlify users, aka, on a free Netlify site”.

Kind of wondering the same myself.

Yes. Freddy is right. I am currently running a free site on Netlify. It is a client-side rendered app. I am trying out many things. One of them is SEO. For client-side rendered apps, one of the ways SEO is done is by pre-rendering and delivering these pre-rendered pages to searching engine crawler programs such as Googlebots. I wanted to understand if Netlify can help setup a proxy that detects a ‘bot user agent’ and redirects this user agent to fetch pre-rendered pages from sites such as pre-render.io. I wanted to understand if this type of service by Netlify exists even for ‘free accounts’ on Netlify. I am currently using a free account and wanted to understand if I can reach out to Netlify support to fulfill this use case of mine.

Can you reply? I have put down the details. Thanks.

hi there @SreejithRepositories - i am asking one of our staff members to respond who knows more than I do about Pre rendering - stay tuned!

Hi, @SreejithRepositories and @freddy.

Enabling our built-in prerendering feature is available at all team plan levels. If you want to enable a third-party prerendering service, that does require a Pro plan or higher.

If there are other questions, please let us know.

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Thanks Luke! This answers my question for now.