React PWA/SPA template configured for SEO

React PWA/SPA template configured for SEO

React PWA/SPA template configured for SEO (initially scaffolded with Create React App).


React PWA/SPA template configured for SEO (initially scaffolded with Create React App).




General Overview

This is the React version based on my Vue SEO template which you can find here: vue-seo-friendly-spa-template

Technology Stack Overview

Create React App

initial scaffolding


react-helmet - plugin that allows you to manage your app's meta information. It is reusable React component will manage all of your changes to the document head - Helmet takes plain HTML tags and outputs plain HTML tags. It's dead simple, and React beginner friendly.

I have it configured to use one more level of abstraction, where I have the Helmet component and child meta tags broken out to its own component MetaInfo.tsx:


import React from 'react';
import { Helmet } from 'react-helmet';
import { MetaInfoProps } from '../config/routes.config';

export type MetaInfoProps = {
  title?: string;
  description?: string;

const MetaInfo: React.FC<MetaInfoProps> = React.memo(
  ({ title, description }) => (
      <meta name='og:title' content={title} />
      <meta name='description' content={description} />
      <meta name='og:description' content={description} />

MetaInfo.displayName = 'MetaInfo';

export default MetaInfo;

...and used in component About.tsx

import React from 'react';
import MetaInfo from '../components/MetaInfo';
import { RoutesConfig } from '../config/routes.config';
import { FontAwesomeIcon } from '@fortawesome/react-fontawesome';

const About: React.FC = () => (
  <section className='container view-wrapper'>
    <MetaInfo {...RoutesConfig.About.metaInfo} />
    <div className='tile is-parent is-8 is-vertical is-notification-tile'>
      <div className='notification tile is-child is-primary pageSlideDown-animation'>
          <FontAwesomeIcon icon='info-circle' size='2x' />
          <span className='title'>About Page</span>
        <p className='subtitle'>Very interesting information may go here.</p>

export default About;


react-ga - This is a JavaScript module that can be used to include Google Analytics tracking code in a website or app that uses React for its front-end codebase. It does not currently use any React code internally, but has been written for use with a number of Mozilla Foundation websites that are using React, as a way to standardize our GA Instrumentation across projects.

My preferred configuration - in a seperate utility function named withTracker.tsx:

import React, { useEffect } from 'react';
import ReactGA, { FieldsObject } from 'react-ga';
import { RouteComponentProps } from 'react-router-dom';

// Initialize the react-ga plugin using your issued GA tracker code

// React.FC component used as a wrapper for route components - e.g. withTracker(RouteComponent)
export const withTracker = <P extends RouteComponentProps>(
  WrappedComponent: React.ComponentType<P>,
  options: FieldsObject = {}
) => {
  const trackPage = (page: string) => {
    ReactGA.set({ page, ...options });

  return (props: P) => {
    const { pathname } = props.location;

    useEffect(() => {
    }, [pathname]);

    return <WrappedComponent {...props} />;

...and then used as a wrapper for your route components whereever you define your Route objects:

e.g. in my App.tsx

import React from 'react';
import Layout from './Layout';
import { NotFound } from './components';
import { Home, About } from './containers';
import { withTracker } from './withTracker';
import { Route, Switch } from 'react-router-dom';
import { RoutesConfig } from './config/routes.config';

const App: React.FC = () => (
      <Route component={NotFound} />

export default App;


react-snapshot - Unlike some of the various solutions I have experimented with for Vue, this is essentially zero-configuration. Visit the link to review how it works in detail, but the basic premise is that server-side rendering is a big feature of React, but for most apps it can be more trouble than its worth and this plugin serves a static snapshot of all your site's publicly-accessible pages (leaving anything requiring authentication as a normal, JS-driven Single Page App).

Configured in a React (TypeScript) as follows:

react-app-env.d.ts - at the bottom of this generated typings file add the following module declaration...

/// <reference types="react-scripts" />

declare module 'react-snapshot' {
  import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
  var render: ReactDOM.Renderer;

index.tsx - import the render method from react-snapshot...

import React from 'react';
import App from './App';
import { render } from 'react-snapshot';
import { BrowserRouter } from 'react-router-dom';

    <App />

package.json - under the "scripts" section for the "build" option, change to reflect...

"build": "react-scripts build && react-snapshot"


npm install

After cloning the repo, run this command. This will:

  • Install Node dependencies from package.json

npm run start

To start the app (development build), run this command. This will:

  • Compile the app and run on the development server

npm run test

  • Execute any Jest tests (based on your configration)

npm run sitemap

  • This command will execute code in the sitemap-generator.js. Using the sitemapUrl parameter defined in that file (should reflect your registered domain name) a sitemap.xml is generated and persisted under the 'public' folder - this file is referenced in the robots.txt file. This uses the sitemap-generator package.

npm run build

This script will:

  • Build release Webpack bundles and run react-snapshot to serve prerendered static files

Download Details:

Author: based-ghost

Source Code:

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