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  • Google indexing and Flash

    As I understand it, Google has been able to crawl and index Flash content for some time now. But does Flash content still give you an SEO disadvantage? Any way to make sure your Flash content is indexed the same way as all your other content?

  • #2
    Another disadvantage of flash based site concerns loading time. Flash animated content loads longer than regular one and Google includes load time in SERP Algorithm.


    • #3
      Funny thing about that is flash used to be known for a programmers ability to use preloaders so users would not be sitting waiting for content.


      • #4
        You can build flash sites that have xml and static versions of the site. This can be optimized for the engines.


        • #5
          Here's another disadvantage of flash based site
          Flash, Adobe’s multimedia based website technology, is not a friend of mobile devices or search spiders and now Google has decided to step up their campaign against such sites using the technology.
          Google announced that starting today, they will be issuing warnings to searchers when their algorithms detect that the website is not supported on the device they are using. For example, if you are using an Android device or iOS device and the search results show a listing of a site designed fully in Adobe Flash, Google may issue a warning that Flash is not supported with your device and encourage you to not visit the site.
          The warning reads, “Uses Flash. May not work on your device. Try anyway | Learn more.”