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9:10 am on Jul 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If you use a flash banner to advertise, will you get a inbound link from it?

Any help would be appreciated

3:17 am on July 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Nope! SEs can read/see embedded links inside flash, but not follow them. In addition to this, the banner-object must be detectable by the bots. Using something like SWFObect you could have a normal textversion (with link and all) of your add, serving no-flash-browsers and bots.
7:05 am on Aug 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hey,

Thanks for the reply. However, I didn't really understand what has to be done. Can you please elaborate and perhaps give an example?

thanks a lot.

7:51 am on Aug 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Well, what I tried to say was that in the case you have control of the publishing of the ad, and it is not published through some javascript/iframe system, then you can use something like SWFObject to insert the banner on the page.

The nice thing with this method, is that you can have a text-based replacement version of the ad in a <div> that SEs actually can see/index. So if you put your link in this text you will get an inbound link, because the SEs never see the flash-ad. Visitors who has the Flash Player, will get the flash-banner-ad instead of the text-ad.

Look up SWFObject to get more info on the actual implementation.

 

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