Q&A: Will flash effect my search engine placement?

//Q&A: Will flash effect my search engine placement?

Q&A: Will flash effect my search engine placement?

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Question by labragator: Will flash effect my search engine placement?
I have a site that has done great in the search engine results (top 5 most general term in yahoo, 1st page google) that has had no flash, just basic html and good optimization. I want to add some very basic flash nothing too fancy, will this affect my search engine placement? I guess what I am asking is, do search engines look at flash as a negitive in all or some cases?

Best answer:

Answer by Node1499
Engines don’t look at flash at all.
Unless your site is 100% flash you shouldn’t have a problem.

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By | 2011-12-23T22:46:48+00:00 December 23rd, 2011|Search Engine Marketing Phoenix|4 Comments

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  1. Amanda H December 23, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    No, but it might AFFECT it.

    Search engines typically will base their results on the text/html on a page, not flash, pictures, etc.

  2. mobosof December 24, 2011 at 12:02 am

    http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2004/09/07/google-can-now-index-flash-an-interview-with-michael-marshall

    google, yahoo etc all getting smarter 😉
    basic flash elements will not effect your ranking at all

  3. linkme2mrseo December 24, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Don’t use a flash menu and don’t put text in flash. Use Flash banners and you’ll be fine

  4. LivingDownSouth December 24, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Go for it – we have developed several site for clients with some flash and these sites are highly ranked for the important keywords as well. Just make sure that you have some text available for the search engines to read.

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