Flash indexable document

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  1. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a

    JasonElise1983

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    is it possible to have an indexable flash website? I'm working on building one for a client of mine, but he is concerned about SEO and AdSense. Is this possible and if so, what isthe best way to go about it? Would it just be better to build a flash and html site? Thanks

    -je
     
  2. tominated macrumors 68000

    tominated

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    I know there are ways, but i forgot how. Just give it a google and should find something.
     
  3. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

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    Yes, create a second in XHTML. Now you have to maintain two! That's why we don't make all flash sites.
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    You can use the meta tags for keywords and description. This would partially help out for sure.
     
  5. JasonElise1983 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks everyone,
    i know full flash website are kind of taboo in the web design community, but this site really needed to be. And i'm not a particular good web designer, i'm really just a print designer who translates my knowledge of design to flash. I guess the short of that is....i don't code. I can do WYSIWYG, but i find it limiting and quirky. I am planning on picking up some books on HTML, XHTML, and CSS, but don't have the time. Anywho, in flash you can "render text as HTML"...does that help with SEO? I mean, i can view the source and clearly see the text...but I know that is a little strange. Thanks again for all you're help.

    -je
     
  6. scallydandan macrumors newbie

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    Google can index flash websites

    http://www.searchengineworkshops.com/articles/flash.html

    I think how it works is kinda a bit unknown, I imagine that you have to have some kinda of text based navigation to the movie on the early frames with the flash movie : )

    hope that sorta helps.

    either that or you could go down the safer option and create a hybrid site with the flash elements only being where they are nescesary.

    dan dan x
     
  7. rajfantastic macrumors member

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    you should consider the reasons you are using flash in the first place. often times people use flash for things they could easily do using javascript.

    you should start with a solid and accessible XHTML website, and use javascript to replace certain elements on your page with flash.
     
  8. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    Load your bulk text and headers from an external html file.

    That way changes can be made more quickly to the content, and you can have your robots.txt point to the html files containing the content.

    I think that would work surely?
     

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