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Re: Flash and search engines?
From Dana Adams on 16 Sept '00
replying to Flash and search engines? posted by Laurel Eby

I think that as long as you use an HTML page to stage your Flash
movie and that you also use the metatags of that page you will
show up on the listings. That, does not let you register individual
pages though and internal links buried in the Flash movie will not
show up so you won't be able to take advantage of agressive listing.

You can,however, put the hyperlinks at the bottom of the page that
holds the Flash movie (if you are using flash for a splash page).
Just put them far down the page out of site. Some of the Engines
will see and list the pages referred to. This works for Frames too.
Put the hyperlinks in the <noframes> portion of the frameset page.

If the site is clever and uses interesing techniques (it was gone
when I went there), concider submitting it to 'Flash sites of the
month' at Macromedia.com.



>My company is having our website completely redesigned, and the guy
>who's doing it has designed it entirely as a flash movie. I'm
>wondering how the search engines will view it. It looks really cool,
>but loads really slowly, and there's no visible text. Would a
>hybrid page of flash and html work better?
>
>Is flash the wave of the future, or another monstrosity like frames?
>
>You can look at a prototype of the site at
>http://www.virtuedesigns.com/xltrans/comp19.html
>
>Keep in mind that this site is not yet finished. Also, I've found
>that clicking on any of the links tends to crash your browser.




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