Can I use Flash animation with Search Engine Visibility?
Unfortunately, most spider-based search engines do not read Flash®, so using Flash animation on a website will not help improve the site's search engine ranking. If you are submitting pages that are partly Flash-animated, optimize the page's Meta and Title tags, and add well-composed and keyword-rich page copy.
Flash- and HTML-Based Hyperlinks
Because search engine spiders cannot read Flash, crawler-based search engines will detect no links created with Flash. For search engine positioning purposes, regular HTML hyperlinks therefore are considerably more effective than Flash-based links. However, by incorporating both solutions — an HTML and a Flash version of each page link — on the same page, Flash animation can be retained without crippling visiting spiders.
How Search Engines Read Your Page Content
About Spiders and Internal Links
About Spiders and External Links
How do search engines list and rank sites?
About the Submission Status in Search Engine Visibility
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