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    Flash - Ideas On Optimizing For Search Engines?

    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone has any information on effective ways to optimize a flash site for the search engines? Is it still problematic for search engines to read any content within the flash files?

    Thanks!

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    Don't use flash... No flash cannot get at the content that is within a flash file. Sites made completely with flash are made completely inaccessible to those using nongraphical browsers (search engine spiders are text based of course).

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    Thank you!

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    DO you have a text/html version of your site, where the spiders could go?
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    Google can index Flash, as long as it's in a text field and not vector/raster. The problem with Flash is you cannot recreate a document hierarchy like headers, paragraphs etc so the search engines soak the text up but don't expect it to even come close to HTML.

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    Btw, what do you think about this:
    create a div (CSS) and put all your text content in it. Then give it an attribute "z-index: -1;"
    This way it is not visible to visitors, but only to search-engines...

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