Flash in SEO

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  1. rudradhar

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    Hey Guys

    As all we know flash are bad for SEO. But there are also many sites those are using flash but still able to rank well. I had saw an article where it was mentioned that bots are able to read text in flash. Somewhere it was also mentioned that flash site requires some other seo efforts.

    Anyone had worked for flash site and got success than please share your efforts tactics.
     
  2. zipprosystem

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    Text + Graphics + Animation = Flash

    Bots crawl and index content from webpages those includes text, images. Bots are programs that identifies text and images from flash files. Use of Flash in website is welcome but to over use of that may get you harder to achieve ranks.
     
  3. cesspadilla

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    Well it is so 2009 if you still think that Flash Websites is bad for SEO because now you can make help flash websites be crawleable by search engines.

    So why resist the beauty of flash websites when you can seo them easily.
     
  4. Thanoz

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    What is more you don't need to make a website 100% in flash.
    You can have (nowadays) HTML 5 animations in combination with some jQuery libraries.
    On the other hand, you can have an html website with flash componenets(e.g. 60% flash) and you'll be SEO-OK :)
     
  5. James Greg

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    I have worked with a Flash site but didn't receive much resistance. I guess the text was easily read by the Google bots. Also it was not totally a flash site it was only the main page that had some flash on the header. Apart from that the site was totally static.
     
  6. Ocean Archer

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    Include plenty of text in addition to flash to make it crawlable.

    But keep in mind a lot of iPhones and iPads are not fully flash compatible.
     
  7. fish

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    I don't think the Flash will have effects in SEO. It's hard for the spider to catch the information of Flash.
    Also, the IOS system or Andriod system neither of them is compatible with Flash.
     
  8. Ocean Archer

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    android displays flash just fine

    the incompatibility of iOS with flash has nothing to do with SEO, but you will alienate a percentage of visitors to your site if your flash site can't work on their devices.
     
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    Flash content is onsite factor, the site rank well could be due to high impact on social media and high quality trust link.
     
  10. fish

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    Get the flash on the webpage, also attach some content. The flash will attract people's attention, and the content will help the search engine to crowl and catch the information.
     

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