SEO – Sign in directories and what to do with Flash

What should you consider to Yahoo and the ODP? Directories are, in contrast to search engines, editorially. An editor checked before recording the page, decide whether it is picked up and created a description. In directories often is recorded only the home page of a website. An entry in directories often requires some work, as an appropriate category to be searched, and a proposal made for a description.

The expense can be worthwhile but as an entry, your link popularity and your PageRank may increase, thereby improving their search engine ranking. In addition, of course, visitors will also be directed to your website. One of the most important directories include the Open Directory Project (ODP) and Yahoo. Check if your website meets the guidelines for a registration. You will find that directory also provides the latest information on the costs and processing time.

Search engine optimization (SEO) for Flash

The evaluation of websites is based on ‘visible’ content. Currently, however, search engines can identify (almost) no flash content. For the assessment remain only the HTML part. If the entire contents present as a flash, so only the title remain for the evaluation of the best description page and off page factors (such as incoming anchor text).
Google also displays Flash movies in the search results and gives you a PageRank. Currently, Google recognizes no content. Google finds, indexed, and it follows links in Flash animations.

From the perspective of search engine optimization is nothing against the use of Flash. However, some rules should be followed: Do not create complete pages in Flash. Use Flash for animations. Make text, which should not be hidden from search engines, HTML.

If you use Flash for navigation, so be sure that the URLs used have absolute paths. Also, make sure that each page can be achieved even without flash. This can be achieved via an alternate HTML navigation or a site map. Completely in Flash, created pages can of course also be optimized for search engines. In any case, good titles and descriptions should also be selected here. However, an individual analysis and design is necessary for further optimization.