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20Nov Flash WordPress Plugin – WP-Cumulus

I’ve never really been a fan of word clouds since they first appeared (and seemed to do wonders for SEO… briefly) and despite having had the tag cloud on this blog since the beginning I was considering ditching it, or getting a nofollow plugin for them (the pages themselves are already noindex but seemed silly to leak Page Rank [as we all know PR is the defining factor of SEO*]).

05Sep I am a fraud!

I read, I research, I come up with ideas and impliment some of them, but I don’t actually run a pure Flash View definition in a new window site with the intention of optimizing it and until I do how can you trust anything I say?!

05Aug Flash Meta Descriptions

Looking into why the Red Car site doesn’t have a Meta Description shows the site was first recorded in April 2005, so would have been made even before then. The ability to add Meta Tags to Flash View definition in a new window only came about in Flash 8, which wasn’t released until September 2005, and has been part of the reason why old school search engine optimisers have always avoided Flash sites.

29Jul Optical Character Recognition in Flash

With the advent of search engines like kooaba allowing users to send images via multi-media messages from their phones and get seemingly accurate results, how long will it be before everything Google are investing in allow it to do the same?

29Jul Why this site isn’t in Flash.

The other reason is that I’m not really much of a Flash View definition in a new window designer. Traditionally SEO has been at one end of the scale and Flash sites at the other. Things do look like they’re changing, however…