18449Re: Google crawls FLASH
- Jul 18, 2008If 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
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?
--- In email@example.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 )!
> 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 .
> I've seen designers worth their salt perform wonders with standard
> html and css. Flash, except in rare cases, no thanks.
> - Sean Carlos
>  Optimizing Flash for Search Engines
>  7 Top Problems using Flash in Website Development
> (also in Italian: http://www.antezeta.it/problemi-flash.html )
> Antezeta Internet Marketing
> Tel: +39 02 69 000 333 Eng: www.antezeta.com
> Skype: sean-carlos Ita: www.antezeta.it
> Blog: www.antezeta.it/blog
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Praveen kumar <praveen_vee@>
> > It has been announced that Google and Yahoo will start crawling FLASH.
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