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Is Adsense coding possible into flash pages?
Is Adsense coding possible into flash pages?

 1:18 pm on Mar 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

Dear friends,

I have a website which is completely in Flash. I have implemented adsense script to the homepage and it's running. But I am also willing to place adsense script on other flash pages. Is it possible somehow or anyhow? I desperately need to get the solution. Please give your feedback to my request as soon as possible. Would be highly appreciated.



 5:12 pm on Mar 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

You insert the ode, but it won't work.

Adsense needs content in order to select the ads relevant to that content.

No content, no ads.

Adsense (and all the SEs, for that matter) does not read flash, and therefore cannot work with it.

One more reeason to avoid flash domination. Flash is ok as a tool; but let it take charge, and you can kiss most third party services goodbye.


 6:10 pm on Mar 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

I was under the impression that Google did spider Flash content these days?

I've never seen adsense in Flash pages mind you.


 6:22 pm on Mar 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

they do spider to an extent but I think you will find that it is not spidered as well as if the exact same content was not in flash.


 7:55 pm on Mar 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'd be amazed if you could get any kind of decently targeted ads in a site that was completely flash, but maybe.


 9:53 pm on Mar 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have a website which is completely in Flash.

My condolences.


 1:15 am on Mar 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

I hope I'm not going too far off topic here...

I initially wondered about the kind of site that would use all Flash. I know that some multimedia designers or maybe games promotion sites for certain types of consumer groups might have 100% Flash site. But the kind of site that is likely to have Adsense in it would be generally assumed to be content driven - and so use more 'traditional' technology.

However, the interesting thing is that Macromedia (now Adobe) were/are seriously pushing Flash as a content driving technology. They have produced all sorts of server side dynamic content generation tools and are trying to change the way that Flash is used on the web. I.E. It is not just about 'loading' pages and cool/irritating (delete your preference) animations, but perhaps also shopping carts, heldesk systems, forums, even perhaps broadband friendly news sites and content management systems.

If this does catch on, then it may be that not only will the SEs need to adapt, but also context-based advertising programs like Adsense.


 8:40 am on Mar 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

If this does catch on

I doubt it'll ever be as ubiquitous as html because it is a lot more difficult to master than basic HTML with, say, Frontpage. Anyway, these flash web sites, unless they're used for games or videos, are very unusable. When, for example, I'm looking for information a movie currently playing and search google, the first result will usually be a flash site from the production company, and every time I visit one, I leave in a few seconds because they're trying so hard to give eye candy yet their sites are slow to load, excruciating to navigate and find your way around, and, inevitably, poor in actual content. So I always end up on IMDB instead.

Why they insist on making crappy sites like these, I don't know. Flash may have its uses, but seeing too much of it on a web site is a sure sign that I will usually leave after 10 seconds. If it has the extra benefit of giving a site bad SEO and difficult contextual advertisement, it makes me a little happier inside.


 8:45 am on Mar 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

It's not new, though they may have got a second wind.

Back in 1999, I was on a dreamweaver course, which consisted of an idiot telling us how great flash was, and how all websites would be flash only within a couple of years.

We laughed then, and we laugh now.

Most flash only sites are 'because we can', with no interest in their visitors, hence the indignation that SEs have 'dared' to be as inconsiderate as they are!

There are, of course those few exceptions (the games, design, etc). But for most, 'bits of flash' is the norm - and until they content more than decoration, where's the incentive - let alone the imperative - for SEs to up their act?

If adobe really cared, instead of the hard and poorly informed sell plus gimmicky addons and plugins, THEY would put some effort into making flash content SE-readable - it would take a supa-computer to usefully interpret the content from the code in a current flash file.

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