[UPHPU] SEO and Flash
justin at justinhileman.info
Fri Oct 5 17:57:02 MDT 2007
and once for the list:
On 10/5/07, Brandon Stout <bms at mscis.org> wrote:
> I have a client that uses Flash on his site:
> He wants SEO optimization. My question:
> How do some of you SEO optimize flash sites that convert text to an images?
a couple of thoughts on seo for flash sites:
0. don't use flash. really. don't.
1. if you must use flash, minimize it. for seo purposes, less flash is
always better. a few small flash files will often provide just as much
magic as one large, full site monstrosity.
2. avoid flash based navigation. flash is fun for embedded media, cool
animated images, etc. terrible for navigation.
3. if you absolutely must have flash navigation:
a. make sure every navigation click in a flash page actually loads
a new page, not just new flash content.
b. provide an alternate navigation. make sure you can get to every
page on the site without using flash. on this particular site, the
footer navigation would work.
served flash content. but neither will googlebot.
content. for every paragraph in the flash file, put one in plain text.
in the case of your client, i'd keep the flash slideshow looking thing
in the middle of the screen. ditch the flash navigation. you'll
prob'ly get more seo mileage out of worrying about everything else you
can do for the site. i don't see the current the flash as a major
problem with this site. but you might try to talk them out of adding a
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