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Updates About Flash SEO

Posted by Sravan | June 4, 2009 .

One of our readers recently had the following doubts:

Have there been any advances in search engines recognising flash sites?
Been a couple of years since I did an entire site in flash and wondered if anything had moved on in that direction.

I wondered if submitting an XML site map to google with relevant descriptions and titles was an option.

If anyone can offer advice I’d appreciate it

My last look at SEO for Flash was nearly three months ago when I discovered Ichabod. If you have not read already, read see the Advances in Flash SEO. There is a lot of hope for website developers who need/want to use Flash and I personally am no longer very concerned. The boom in social networking provides solid alternatives to search engines for initial discovery and propagation.

Next, the Adobe SEO Technology Center is one microsite to keep an eye on. Though it has added only one article after its initial launch in mid-March 2009, it is an authoritative place for tutorials. The last one was Lee Brimelow’s presentation on Deep-linking With SWFAddress.

Regarding the XML Sitemap, Google has a detailed document about the Sitemap Protocol. It currently adheres to the Sitemap Protocol 0.9 as dictated by sitemaps.org. No, there is no option to add relevant descriptions and titles in the Sitemap XML, it is only a way to inform search engines about all crawlable URLs on your website. However, you can specify priorities, indicating the importance of a particular URL relative to other URLs on your own site. There are many Sitemap generators like this one.

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3 Comments so far
  1. ariel sommeria  June 6, 2009 4:21 am

    Ok, I’m tooting my own horn again, but Silex has some built in stuff for generating html equivalents for search engines that work pretty well. Have a look…
    http://silex-ria.org
    Ariel

  2. Sravan  June 6, 2009 8:38 pm

    Congrats, Ariel. Folks, Silex is the Sourceforge project of the month. Do check it out.

  3. Dennis  June 24, 2009 12:42 pm

    Some good info on this subject … I had researched SEO for Flex … http://www.themorphicgroup.com/blog/2009/06/11/notes-adding-seo-to-a-flex-web-site/

    Thanks…

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