View Full Version : Effects of FLash on SEO

02-19-2011, 09:58 PM
Hey guys

I got into a discussion about SEO, with another beginner SEO dude. And he was telling about how Flash isnt really good for SEO.

I thought, that even if we did use specific elements of Flash on a website, then couldnt we define in the ROBOTS.TXT file to ignore the flash related stuff?

Also we didnt really understand why flash is bad for SEO. the only thing we were coming up with is that probably the crawlers dont understand it and cant index it. Is that it?

Mark Kate
02-24-2011, 06:32 AM
Comparatively flash sites sometime takes too long to get loaded so from the SEO point of view flash is less recommended and do not use it unless necessary, instead you can use pictures if possible (update/edit in photoshop or corel draw). As we can say that end user may get bore as the site takes too long to load and may divert to other site.

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02-24-2011, 07:38 AM
Flash was regarded as bad for SEO in the past. They used to say that an ideal website that uses flash and is seo-friendly, is one that has all of their textual content in HTML form and has all their promotional and attractive “portions” in flash (like a flash header for example).

However, nowadays, more and more crawlers are being improved to understand and index flash, so -- as I, myself, have observed from personal experience -- Flash doesn't really harm any SEO efforts on a website.

02-24-2011, 08:59 AM
yes it is quite right flash may effect your seo campaign.