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18449Re: Google crawls FLASH

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  • quibble12345
    Jul 18, 2008
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      If you search Google with "filetype:swf," you'll see that very few
      SWF entry titles are anything but code. The ones that make sense seem
      inadvertent.

      Does anyone know how to adjust/influence the Google entry title and
      description of the SWF so at least it will make more sense to
      searchers? The way it is, why would anyone click on it?

      Andrew

      --- In webanalytics@yahoogroups.com, "Sean Carlos" <sean@...> wrote:
      >
      > Actually what Google has announced is significant improvements to
      > their ability to extract information, specifically text and links,
      > from Flash objects. They already crawled and extracted information
      > from Flash only sites - this is nothing new (Ref [1])!
      >
      > Before site architects and designers rush off to develop Flash only
      > websites, they should still consider:
      >
      > * Flash only websites are missing the full semantic richness various
      > html tags provide Search Engines for the indexing and ranking process.
      > Flash is a poor substitute to html.
      >
      > * Flash only websites don't usually provide unique URLs for different
      > site "pages", necessary for bookmarking, sharing links, inbound
      > linking, detailed web analytics tracking....
      >
      > * Flash sites are almost always slower to load - the browser has to
      > load the flash player (or worse, ask that it be installed), then load
      > the entire site or section of site contained in the flash object.
      >
      > A more detailed description of the problems inherent in Flash can be
      > found in footnote [2].
      >
      > I've seen designers worth their salt perform wonders with standard
      > html and css. Flash, except in rare cases, no thanks.
      >
      > - Sean Carlos
      >
      > --------
      > [1] Optimizing Flash for Search Engines
      > http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=2161851
      >
      > [2] 7 Top Problems using Flash in Website Development
      > http://www.antezeta.com/flash-problems.html
      > (also in Italian: http://www.antezeta.it/problemi-flash.html )
      >
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      >
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      >
      >
      > --- In webanalytics@yahoogroups.com, Praveen kumar <praveen_vee@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > It has been announced that Google and Yahoo will start crawling FLASH.
      > >
      >
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