Are Flash Websites Not Good From Search Engine Optimization Perspective?

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Without a doubt, Flash websites look gorgeous if properly designed. The features are awesome and on a whole, it gives your site a jaw-dropping look. Any regular web surfer will be blown away by a properly designed flash website and undoubtedly it is one of the coolest features to have in your website unless you are aware of a basic downside of flash websites. What is it? Flash websites are not that search engine friendly, hence the efforts of ranking a flash website are often much higher than that of a regular website.

By now, you must have understood that the question asked in the title will have a negative answer. The importance of ranking a website highly in search engines is enormous and through the following sections, I’ll try to explain what the SEO related problems with a Flash website are:

Single URL issue

Any specific page of a flash website loads on the same URL. This is a big problem as:

Visitors have only one link to bookmark in the entire site (No matter how big it is).
Google will possibly index that single URL only (If at all, they index the site, getting indexed with a Flash website is tougher than a regular website any day).
Google will make the site rank for only a single URL (Deep page linking is being missed here, one of the most important aspects of modern search engine optimization techniques).

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