SEO for flash web site

Hi All,

I've a client with a flash web site...not a regular site with some flash animations...the whole site is flash and he is asking me to make SEO for his site, and I really don't know how to do so, as I never did an SEO for a flash site.

So can someone please guide me with any resources and/or information on how to make an SEO for a flash based web site?

Thanks in advance for your time and efforts.
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Hi GiantMatrix,

Your best bet it to take a look and see if you can do both a Flash and a Text site. Simply create an HTML version that people can choose to visit if they don't have/like Flash. This is also beneficial to your visitors who have a slow connection.

You can then use the HTML / Text version to focus your SEO / SERP efforts on.

Successful sites focus on content.. This is one of the main things that flash sites are missing.

You may find this article which was published earlier to be useful:

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Rivusglobal is exactly correct.  It's very important yet to include a text link on your main page to a regular HTML SEO website as up until now, a Flash site simply does not have any content that the search engines want to index, or can index.

While Google has made great strides in beginning to extract links from Flash files and Macromedia is working with other engines, it's very important not to be left in the dark and the only way to fix this is to have a totally HTML site too.

You can try Google's current approach to searching on Flash files by entering your search term in Google, and along with that search term, use the filetype operator and restrict your search to the file extension \".swf\".  Try it out.

\"Happy New Year\" filetype:swf

But who wants to do that?

You might want to also checkout more about Macromedia's Flash Search Engine SDK kit as there's an application named 'swf2html'. Swf2html extracts text and links from a Macromedia Flash .SWF file, and returns the data to stdout or as an HTML document. Some have seen success here using the SDK kit and having text links extracted and indexed by Google and other engines.

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