Can they crawl through Flash?

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My website, http://www.sportznow.com , just got into google and yahoo the other day, but only my home page was added. On the side I have links to all different kinds of sports where most of my content is, but the links are in flash. Do search enginges have problems noticing these as links when they go crawling through my site?
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AFAIK The major search engines, except for AllTheWeb(FAST), don't follow flash at all.
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That stinks. I guess I'll have to have other sites like to all the specific sports in my site. My site also doesn't have a robot.txt file. Would that somehow point them to the other pages? Thanks alot.
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Yea, search engines aren't too keen on the whole Flash scene when it comes to crawling. When you publish a movie from flash, the code it returns contains comment tags in the html code of all the text in your movie, some search engines will crawl these hidden tags and reference that info, but as time goes on, search engines tend to be ingoring these things.

You should look into META tags, even though they are probably going to fade off the map in the future, they are still used by most search engines to index sites.
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Dude make a sitemap down below and you should be good
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Like this:
http://www.sportznow.com/soccer.htm
http://www.sportznow.com/csports/bball.htm
http://www.sportznow.com/csports/fball.htm
http://www.sportznow.com/articles.htm

Rest are in sig., that should allow them to get most everything in my site. Thanks.
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I would just put small text links at the bottom of your page --- it's pretty standard fare for most sites, doesn't look bad, is often useful, and is search engine friendly.
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pompei wrote:
I would just put small text links at the bottom of your page --- it's pretty standard fare for most sites, doesn't look bad, is often useful, and is search engine friendly.

I agree with this member I was going to say the same thing wou can go to my sitefor example it is apox. 85% done in flash Just hide some words in the back and bottom where no one would think to look.
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hidden text is against google's rules, and again: why are you digging up OLD POSTS?
This is quite annoying...
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Seems to me that there's nothing wrong in digging up old posts. unflux. :-)

If not, what do you propose him to do?

Post a new one on something that has been discussed many times before?
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DavyDuke17 wrote:
Like this:
http://www.sportznow.com/soccer.htm
http://www.sportznow.com/csports/bball.htm
http://www.sportznow.com/csports/fball.htm
http://www.sportznow.com/articles.htm

Rest are in sig., that should allow them to get most everything in my site. Thanks.


Question regarding this post. I am starting on my site map page now. Is it better to use the links as the text on the page or to use Keywords as the text and link them back to the page. I was thinking I was going to use text links that were the keywords for that page and then a small paragraph after the keywords to give a little more information about the page.

Is this a good way to do the site map links?

My page is http://www.dsolutionsgroup.com
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sounds pretty god to me
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as l heard, google even crowl images and icons, So which means they do also flash. but l havent seen any proof of it on google help docs.
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Yes, search engine does not follow flash. You can use those flash object for good look of your website but I would suggest you to put those same links on the page in simple html format, so that search engine crawler will crawl your website completely.

It will work for you ;)

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yes, I am agree with quikfind_jerry
Using flash in HTML is good idea because search engines have problems with the contents in flash.
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recep wrote:
as l heard, google even crowl images and icons, So which means they do also flash. but l havent seen any proof of it on google help docs.


It's hard to crawl the flash content.

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