Here is yet another update on when Google will really be killing off theAJAX crawling scheme from 2009. Google announced its death in2015 but then gave it a date of Q2 of 2018last year and continued to tell us it is on thechopping block.
It is not dead yet, Google still will crawl pages with ?_escaped_fragment_= URLs but John Mueller from Google said he'd expect it to go away sooner rather than later in their estimate of Q2 2018, which is now. The issue is, it doesn't seem Google killed it off yet.
Here is how Gary responded:
— Gary "鯨理" Illyes (@methode)
May 23, 2018