Comments on: Even The Big Guys Can Get It Wrong Search Engine Optimisation Ireland Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:09:35 +0100 hourly 1 By: Richard Hearne Sat, 21 Jul 2007 17:22:33 +0000 Olly

Perhaps it would be better to serve your HTML version by default and redirect flash enabled browsers to your flash area? I dont know any stats, but I reckon users without JS are likely to be without Flash also?

I avoid flash like the plague. You could ask this over on the Google Webmaster Help group where I’m sure someone will give you a better answer than I can.

Best rgds

By: Olly Fri, 20 Jul 2007 14:28:03 +0000 I’m trying to improve a flash detection script on one of my clients sites.

Upon detecting that a user doesn’t have flash using javacscipt, I want to redirect them to a non-flash page.

However if a user doesn’t have javascript I would need to redirect them using the http-equiv=”Refresh” inside tags.

Now would that cause problems for search engine spiders? What is the best way to provide flash detection without compromising SEO?


By: the bogosphere snapshot on July 6th 2007 at Holy Shmoly! Fri, 06 Jul 2007 17:56:30 +0000 [...] rips apart the Independent’s website and discovers some silly JS [...]

By: Richard Hearne Fri, 06 Jul 2007 15:22:16 +0000 Hey Roger

I think you hit the nail on the head – advertising Vs SEO. But I think there is a place for a happy medium by ensuring that there is a framework in place to ensure that both functions can achieve their stated goals by working together.

Nice to have someone from my old hunting ground commenting :grin:

Thanks for dropping by, best rgds

By: Roger Black Fri, 06 Jul 2007 14:13:03 +0000 I guess they’re in a rock and a hard place between SEO and advertising demmands! Lets face it, we’ve all worked in places where $ talks sometimes more than best practice.

Overall though I think their SEO is impressive, under the hood they’ve a good deal of customisation going on, even down to article pages which is neat.