[UPHPU] SEO and Flash
bms at mscis.org
Sun Oct 7 01:41:07 MDT 2007
cole at colejoplin.com wrote:
> Use Flash wisely. Flash has a purpose. In order to get any SEO, you
> must follow the Google recommended processes for how they crawl SWFs.
> I'm not a big fan of Flash-only sites, unless you care nothing for
> SEO, then anything goes. If you need SEO, you can balance excitement
> and SEO successfully. No kidding...
> ...I have to agree here. Flash has a place, not every place.
Thank you Cole, I was hoping you'd respond to this question since I know
you would have some good stuff to say about Flash. Flash definitely has
a place. I might use it less than some, but I'll use it when the need
arises. I appreciate your counterpoints for Flash.
> Um, no, this is old news. Flash Player 8 is already 98% penetration
> and Player 9 is already at 90 and growing fast. Any idiot turning off
> the browser anymore. Yes, reallly.
Sometimes I need to use a text-based browser on a text-only FreeBSD web
server to download software, patches, or for a quick look at a page
without having to load my GUI based browser. In that one case I see a
need for a no JS interface. Too few sites account for that need. I
don't think Lynx supports JS, but I could be wrong...
> Unless you are a jaded Linux guy (as I feel compelled to allow this
> exception), if you don't have Flash, again, you should be banned from
> the internet completely. You dweeb.
Or... perhaps... unless you are using Lynx from an OS without a GUI.
> I don't think you have a major SEO "problem" with this site either.
> The Product and 7 Reasons pages are rich in text content. The nice
> Flash at the top is great. The navigation is not a big issue as far as
> pure SEO, because you have it in the footer. I'd take the time to do
> the things Sheri Bigelow mentioned in her presentation this summmer,
> and you should be fine.
Was this ever made available via mp3 or oog? I missed this meeting, but
was interested in it. Is there a text-based outline or even a
> Use Flash. Use it wisely. The image produced on this site is pretty
> good, actually. It would be a shame to lose it.
> -- Cole
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