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Can googlebot see a redirect hidden in Flash SWF file?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by dufc1983, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. dufc1983

    dufc1983 Power Member

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    can Google read swf files that and any scipt actions they might have such as "goto URL" etc
    Im thinking of a redirect.

    Can anyone say if this would maybe work or not.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. effinOUTRAGE

    effinOUTRAGE Newbie

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    I cant say for sure, I actually had this pop into my head this morning so I did look into it on my own.

    Google's "secret sauce" for swf's seems to be a bot like creature that just clicks around and explores normal swf files, and from what they say it can recover text from it.

    They also say googlebot can't read swf files loaded with certain types of javascript....


    Hope that answers your question ;)
     
  3. United States

    United States BANNED BANNED

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    i think not. google spider maybe didnt have some business with swf files anyway
     
  4. xxf8xx

    xxf8xx Supreme Member

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    Hmmm... I didn't think google could read flash. People are always saying SEOing a flash based site is difficult because of this.
     
  5. dufc1983

    dufc1983 Power Member

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    Thanks,
    Im gona try loading a flash movie into an html doc as primary flash movie then have that primary flash movie load multiple movies in on toip of it. The final flash movie loaded will contain a small bit of actionscript to "GET URL" which will be my re-direct.

    I dont think the G bot will be able to read theis.

    Will keep you posted on results.
     
  6. Griffin

    Griffin Regular Member

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    True, but remember that bots can detect what page they are on. So if they are on one page, then get redirected to page two without doing anything, then obviously they'll notice it.
     
  7. sunseven

    sunseven Regular Member

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    i've had bots index all my code in flash including actionscript. It's definitely buggy but it can read alot more than we think.
     
  8. dufc1983

    dufc1983 Power Member

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    Hmm, interesting sunseven!
    So how do you know google bot indexed the actual actionscript?
    How indepth was your script? Was it just simple scripts on buttons or was it more user input/interactive stuff?

    Im Thinking of producing a swf that waits for 10 secs or so then "gets URL" of another page therefore re-directing the user to antohter page/site.

    Hopefully when the google bot crawls the site it will be in/out of site before re-direct kicks in.

    Whats dyou think?
     
  9. silicon

    silicon Newbie

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    I think google reads the swf and mimics its action / copies it...but to your original question, I say yes.
     
  10. nikg208

    nikg208 Newbie

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    explore it a litle
     
  11. nistreac

    nistreac Registered Member

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    i know google bot now reads flash too
     
  12. core5277

    core5277 Newbie

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    Now how can we hidden our redirect code?
     
  13. promosirupiah

    promosirupiah Junior Member

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    I think it's hard to hide redirect code since google bot become smarter, now they already can execute some javascript code and flash. Maybe the simple solution is popup or kinda javascript onclick to push visitor to go to your real site.