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From Duane Nickull <>
Subject Re: SEO for SWF Was: Flash Platform roadmap
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2012 01:32:38 GMT
On 12-02-27 5:18 PM, "David Francis Buhler" <> wrote:

>My hunch is that their authentication mechanism does not require bots to
>authenticated. That might be why you can view the entire page without
>authenticated if you request the cached version.

No. This is wrong.  If you want Google to index authenticated pages, you
must configure the Google Search Appliance or Google mini.  Also - what
you suggest below is not allowed. You would be showing googlebot something
different from what others can see, this is against the guidelines.

Google published full instructions here.  Again, there is nothing in the
Flex SDK or from a Flex developers perspective I can think of that would
have to be done.



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>On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 6:51 PM, Alex Harui <> wrote:
>> On 2/27/12 3:22 PM, "Duane Nickull" <> wrote:
>> > DN: I have never seen any evidence of google using content it can
>> > Same for Bing and Yahoo.  Flex can basically give it 500 words but for
>> > starters Google only takes 200 per site in most cases.  They can all
>> > text today, but the reality is they don't appear to use it.  I am not
>> sure
>> > how you think an SDK will force them to use it.
>> I'm not saying the SDK will try to force anybody to use anything.  I
>> thought there were issues where folks want to have more control over
>> text is found in a SWF, what links are found in the SWF and what buttons
>> get
>> pushed.  I don't remember how Ichabod knew to push the buttons in
>> FlexStore.
>> >
>> > As for Authentication, most pages that require authentication are
>> probably
>> > not mean to be indexed as the human finding the link to it would face
>> > same challenge.  What would be the point?
>> I think it is that seems to be well indexed but you
>> have
>> to authenticate first.  I don't know how they do that.
>> >
>> --
>> Alex Harui
>> Flex SDK Team
>> Adobe Systems, Inc.

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