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your SEO efforts. There are many others, and depending on your needs you should explore some
site labeled as search engine spam. There’s more about search engine spam in Chapter 17.
Flash is another of those technologies that some users absolutely hate. That’s because Flash, though
very cool, is resource intensive. It causes pages to load slower, and users often get stuck on an open-
ing Flash page and can’t move forward until the Flash has finished executing. If the user is in a hurry,
s a frustrating thing to deal with.
Flash is also a nightmare when it comes to SEO. A Flash page can stop a web crawler in its tracks,
and once stopped, the crawler won’t resume indexing the site. Instead, it will simply move on to
the next web site on its list.
The easiest way to overcome Flash problems is simply not use it. But despite the difficulties with
search rankings, some organizations need to use Flash. If yours is one of them, the Flash can be
coded in HTML and an option can be added to test for the ability to see Flash before the Flash is
executed. However, there’s some debate over whether or not this is an “acceptable” SEO practice,
so before you implement this type of strategy in an effort to improve your SEO effectiveness, take
the time to research the method.
Most of the sites you’ll encounter on the Web are static web pages. These sites don’t change beyond the
regular updates by a webmaster. On the other hand, dynamic web pages are web pages that are created
on the fly according to preferences that users specify in a form or menu. The sites can be created
using a variety of different programming technologies including dynamic ASP. The problem with these
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