hi.. can anybody tell me how crawler treats flash area on a webpage? can crawler read the text inside the flash area? n what about the links inside the flash area?
2:34 pm on Apr 5, 2007 (gmt 0)
Google says they can pick up the links inside a swf file and my research shows they can.
However none of the engines are good at reading the content in a flash file. You are better off also creating an html version of the page for search engines AND visitors that don't want to mess with flash.
4:43 am on Apr 11, 2007 (gmt 0)
thanks..... but how can we create 2 copies of a single page. crwaler will consider them as duplicate pages and can report them as spam....right?
1:48 pm on Apr 11, 2007 (gmt 0)
nope. They will be different since the crawler can't read the flash page...only the html version of the page.
On your flash page, just put a link to the HTML version.