Learn/Flashy-Websites-Can-Be-Too-Hot-for-Bots

By Michael Cottam on January 28, 2011

Don't let fancy moves ruin your SEO


Website designers often employ technologies like Flash, JavaScript, Ajax, and Silverlight to make their sites attractive, fast, and easy to use.

While there are great reasons to use these technologies, they can create problems when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO). Web page content that’s wrapped in a fancy package can be difficult – or impossible – for a search engine to “see.” That means the search engine crawlers may have a hard time understanding what your page is about, and so may not index all your important pages.
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