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Flash and cloaking for search engines
Is it acceptable?

 4:38 pm on Jun 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm just about to launch a new site composed entirely of Flash. There will be a text-only site, too, but I'd like, ideally, links to go into the flash site.

Is it acceptable, do you think, to give the text-only version (which contains exactly the same content) to Google's bot, to enable it to correctly crawl it; but for all other users to give them the flash version?

So - same content, just easier for the Googlebot to crawl?



 5:33 pm on Jun 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

You might get away with differentiating between Flash enabled and non-enabled browsers, rather than targeting spiders per se.


 6:01 pm on Jun 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

That's a good idea - thanks.

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