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  • Flash indexing

    Is there a way to index flash graphics so that search engines can detect them?

  • #2
    nawt that I know of...

    but hey - HTML5 is where its AT, lol

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    • #3
      billion $

      Billion dollar technology you're talking about there!

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      • #4
        that is a good question though

        since some people don't know that and aren't even getting their site content ranked because of it!

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        • #5
          hahaha agreed. a lot of flash developers I know are hating Apple's decision to exclude flash.

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          • #6
            Wrong!

            Google does index Flash and had been doing for quite some time.

            Here is the info from Google:

            Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Improved Flash indexing

            Flash indexing with external resource loading

            Sarumbear

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            • #7
              Bots don't read javascript so, have your flash site wrapped in a div, then redo all of the content on the flash site in standard html and wrap that in a div.

              The javascript below will detect if you have a flash player if you do, you get the flash version. If you don't you get the html version. This also solves the problem with iphones, really old browsers and people who don't want flash installed.

              I wrapped it all in jQuery so you can make the non flash site look just as good. The only problem with this is if some one has javascript turned off gets both versions. Oh well, think SEO is more important then people scared of javascript.

              Code:
              <head>
              
              
              <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.7.2/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>
              <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
              
              $(document).ready(function() {
              	
              	if ((navigator.appName == "Microsoft Internet Explorer" &&
              		navigator.appVersion.indexOf("Mac") == -1 &&   navigator.appVersion.indexOf("3.1") == -1) ||
              	
              		(navigator.plugins && navigator.plugins["Shockwave Flash"])
              						   || navigator.plugins["Shockwave Flash 2.0"]){
              	
              	   $("#contentWrapper").hide();
              	}
              	else {
              		$("#flashWrapper").hide();
              	}
              });
              
              </SCRIPT>
              
              
              
              <title>Searchable flash site</title>
              </head>
              <body>
              
              <div id="flashWrapper"></div>
              <div id="contentWrapper"></div>
              
              </body>
              </html>
              Last edited by gavdaly; 2010-04-23, 04:43 PM.

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              • #8
                I posted a reply a few hours ago, the system said it needs to be moderated, but even though a new message appeared since then my message is stil not visible. How come?

                Edit: Strangely this message is posted directly without waiting for moderation. System is deffo shakey, needs tender care, me thinks.

                Anyway, Google does index Flash data. Read below:

                http://googlewebmastercentral.blogsp...-resource.html

                http://googlewebmastercentral.blogsp...-indexing.html
                Last edited by sarumbear; 2010-04-23, 06:48 PM.

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                • #9
                  Holy thorough batman...thanks!

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