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acolyte
10-16-2005, 01:17 PM
Hello all,

i read over the new feature offering f8.
Does anybody know the bulletproof way for setting up
a movie where you can SEo your Flash page(Spider and Crawler).

I read a few tuts about this and i found out that there is
also a way where you can work with rssfeeds but i didnt find
a real working solution with a online example

any help would be greatly appreciated

thnx alot
m@

FunkyMonkey
10-16-2005, 02:03 PM
Hi acolyte,

This is interesting stuff, can you also post the links to these tutorials or articles?

Thanks,

Sidney

acolyte
10-16-2005, 02:13 PM
Hello Funky Monkey dude,

http://weblogs.macromedia.com/mesh/archives/2005/10/kevin_lynch_on_1.cfm

http://www.seochat.com/c/a/Search-Engine-Optimization-Help/Optimize-Your-Flash-Site-for-Search-Engines/

http://www.communitymx.com/content/article.cfm?cid=74E89




cheers m@

FunkyMonkey
10-17-2005, 08:37 AM
Thanks acolyte,

Its strange that nobody is asking about this, because this i quite a hot topic. I also found this: http://www.macromedia.com/licensing/developer/search/faq/ but that is more for big companies to extend their Flash player (develpment teams).
Finaly they relased a way to let search engines crawl through Flash files :)
I used to use the meta data in HTML and not Flash.

Thanks again!

Sid

acolyte
10-17-2005, 08:40 AM
Cool Sid ,

looks interesting if i find anything i will post it here

thnx for being part of this Topic

Grant B
10-18-2005, 09:35 AM
A few months back, it was noticed that Macromedia was working alongside Yahoo when they started offering the Yahoo toolbar option alongside the Flash player plugin option.

I expect the future benefits that Macromedia mentioned at the time about working with Yahoo will come to fruition nicely in the future and this seo Flash 8 stuff will probably speak for itself by then.

So i think seo will be much better in the future for Flash.

:)

nhunsaker
11-17-2005, 08:57 PM
I gave a workshop on SEO for Flash at this year's FlashBelt conference. The presentation, resource links and example files are online here:
http://www.metatoy.com/site/professional/presentations.flashbelt05

"Learn the latest techniques for making Flash content more accessible to popular search engines. Overarching information includes: how search engines work; extraneous factors and their affect on your page ranking; and how to strategically design pages to yield greater results. Additionally, indexing XML methods and database resources commonly used in Flash will be discussed."

Topics include:
* SEO Introduction
* Basic Flash Optimization
* Using XML
* Exposing Databases
* Revealing Video Content

Check it out and let me know what you think! I don't sell or provide SEO services, these are just tips and tricks I've learned by being in a similar situation as yourself.

Nathan Hunsaker
+++++++++++++++++
Development Supervisor
OLSON
(www.oco.com)
(www.metatoy.com)

billingsgate
11-18-2005, 03:18 PM
Wow! Thanks, Nathan, for sharing this. It is a very important topic!

acolyte
11-18-2005, 03:49 PM
;) thnx to everyone who is using this thread .

If anybody knows good tuts about this issue just post it right here

nhunsaker
11-18-2005, 09:18 PM
Sorry, I think that link was old. try this instead:
http://www.metatoy.com/site/professional/presentations.flashbelt05.

I would also recommend checking out Ripple (http://osflash.org/ripple); it's a SEO framework for Flash. I haven't used it but it's worth looking into, the auther recently did a FlashFoward presentation on it.

Nathan Hunsaker
+++++++++++++++++
Development Supervisor
OLSON
(www.oco.com)
(www.metatoy.com)
+++++++++++++++++

hbd
11-21-2005, 12:33 PM
thanks for the info. :) does anyone know if google understands getURL command inside a swf and follows the link or not yet?

acolyte
12-05-2005, 09:58 PM
Hello hdb ,

well read the link Sidney (Funky Monkey) posted first

about Macromedia Search Engine SDK

And as written in Nathans toot in my opinion the option with this xml trick
will let you search the site in a conventional way like in a normal html page.

Btw i dont think that anybody who search for content on the web knows first if the page he is looking for is either a Flash or a html page so the conventional way would be best.

thnx Nathan for posting your toot

ain
07-02-2008, 04:16 PM
Fortunately the time of hacks and workarounds Re Flash SEO seem to end soon as Adobe has announced working towards better Flash SEO alongside Google and Yahoo (http://tekkie.flashbit.net/flash/adobe-to-enhance-seo-for-flash).