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Re: Sabotage
From Inachu on 9 Feb '01
replying to Sabotage posted by JWJ

>The company I work for is building an online shopping site for our product. They don't know much about search engine issues. I am somewhat low on the totem pole for saying *hey, this is important* and only have *vague* notions of what will wreck a site for search engine indexing. I know the basic meta & text rules but these OTHER issues have me worried.
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>1.
>All I can say to the one guy in the company who passionately wants to have our first page be a flash animation is, "that supposedly will wreck the indexing." This statement doesn't sway him.
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>2.
>The contractor guy that will be building the site told us that he will be using ASP and now I'm freaking out because it doesn't sound like HTML and I don't know if the meta tags are going to be there or if any of the text is going to be there or what. And you guys seem to be talking about ASP and Question Marks and saying scary things that I don't understand. The way the guy explained this ASP thing that we are doing is that it's like frames but it's not frames.
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>I read from your archives but things change so fast in this intustry... What is the latest wisdom on these issues?



Kudos on reading the archives first but building an intro page is more or less for a new DOT COM
site or a site with games unless you are a multimedia company then most will reccomend not to use flash
unless its for CBT(computer based training)or menus or banner advertising.

I think perhaps among other webmasters building a flash intro page
is just a glorified pat on the webmasters back and a real killer
on users with low bandwidth.

But for those who need to know about the site will not care if they are doing research
or something about the site.
So you have to know what kind of visitor will want to visit your site.
It would not hurt if you put a javascript flash detect script to see how many support it...




Inachu





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