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Re: Splash pages and search engine submission
From Erik at ElectronCloud Web Development on 6 July '00
replying to Splash pages and search engine submission posted by jeannie

Jeannie,
I set up most of the sites I do with a Flash intro and in my experience SE's will not follow links in .swf files. You want people to see your splash page, you want to rank in the SE's, and you want to make sure people have the plug-in to view your splash page. I guess you are using an alternate .gif file for users without the Flash plug-in, so you might just want to adding some keyword rich text to the non-Flash version of your splash page and the robots may follow links placed there. What I do is built doorway pages, with lots of keywords and add a Flash detecting script to the top of it. The pages rank on the text and the script carries users with Flash straight to my intro movie or my Flash enhanced web site. It's working fairly well so far, but I havn't had as much time to devote to promotion lately. Yes, promotion is a lot of work, I hate it...except this kind of promotion.

*erik
http://www.electroncloud.com

>I just got done designing a web site that has a splash page using flash. I am not sure if I should submit the domain name www.restaurant821.com or use the home page http://www.restaurant821.com/home.htm
>Do search engines pick up on splash pages? I do not want to get ranked lower becuase there is really no content on this
>page. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, as well as comments on the site!
>
>Thanks
>
>Jeannie




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