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Re: Flash and search engines?
From Ęsmail Salur at Net Tourism Limited on 14 March '01
replying to Re: Flash and search engines? posted by David A

You may freely submit your flash site to listings like yahoo but most of the search engines like altavista looks for plain text-html (also meta tags)I tried a way to avoid this.In my index.html (entrance page-its background color is white) I wrote some text about the company in white color(so you cant see the text if you dont select it) and by using javascript I opened a popup window which contains the main flash movie. Some search engines accepted this but I am waiting for the major ones. They must support flash animated sites.

>>>My company is having our website completely redesigned, and the guy
>>>who's doing it has designed it entirely as a flash movie. I'm
>>>wondering how the search engines will view it. It looks really cool,
>>>but loads really slowly, and there's no visible text. Would a
>>>hybrid page of flash and html work better?
>>>Is flash the wave of the future, or another monstrosity like frames?
>>>You can look at a prototype of the site at
>>>Keep in mind that this site is not yet finished. Also, I've found
>>>that clicking on any of the links tends to crash your browser.
>>Very beautiful and creative.
>I think that search engines will not like it, as it is missing many of the elements they look for.

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