Is FLASH Really Dead in SEO?

November 17, 2015

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In comic books, The Fastest Man Alive (no, it’s not Superman) died a couple of times before coming back to life by time traveling or by something that could revive his spirit. However, another kind of FLASH was left dead in SEO for good, or is it? Is Adobe Flash really dead for SEO or it will also be revived just like The Flash?

As you all know, Adobe Flash (or just Flash) is already dead for a couple of months ago. Google and other sites already decided to get rid of Flash once and for all.  This is why some of the ads that uses Flash were removed, turned unresponsive, or were required to be “clicked” before it could even move. That caused some disruption with some ad user’s ability to attract website traffic.

But despite these signs, some people still believe that FLASH is still alive and well.

So before we finally close the curtain, let’s know once and for all if FLASH is really dead in SEO.

WHY DO PEOPLE WANT TO KILL FLASH?

Admit it, you may not know much about Flash but you do know that lots and lots of people hate Flash so much, that they pushed it off by “killing” it. But then again, why would you kill a medium?

In the earliest days of the computer, almost every ad and online contents are Flash. But since Flash is kinda buggy, it didn’t always operate well. All it does is it shows an unnecessary video or image (or sometimes music) while eating up your loading speed. Worst case scenario, it will affect the page as a whole.

When your users’ experienced is compromised, your chances of earning search engine traffic are pretty low.

SO WE HAVE A CLEAR MOTIF, IS IT ENOUGH TO “KILL” FLASH?

We could say that Flash is almost “killed” because of these major updates coming up, but it doesn’t mean that Flash is completely dead. For SEO, we could assume that website owners and even search engine developers already killed Flash. However, there are still other website owners who support Flash on their sites.

SHOULD I IGNORE FLASH AS PART OF MY SEO PLAN?

Flash is Flash. No matter what happens to it, it will still be a part of our history on the Internet. Instead of using Flash, why not use other mediums in attracting visitors? You can still buy traffic from legitimate traffic suppliers to get real, instant, targeted traffic straight to your website!

Flash may be dead, but it will be with us forever (and most probably and ever.)