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the flash münchen bet

August 3, 2004

(werter google-besucher, falls du nur auf der suche nach einem flash-designer in münchen bist, darf ich alexander oppenländer von ao-design.com empfehlen. entschuldige die “besetzung” des google-suchergebnisses.)

my landlord in munich (see link above) is macromedia flash designer and proud of the fact that he’s number one on google for the query “flash münchen“. we had some discussions about the difficulty flash websites face in search engines. (the poor findability of flash is one of the reasons i wouldn’t create a normal website just in flash.)

in the course of the conversation i assured him i would be able to displace him on google within just one week, with a simple weblog entry. so i now line up to take the challenge – with this very article. should i mention the term “flash münchen” once more to improve my chances? ;-) it will be a tough challenge as google knows my website to be in english (which is not entirely true – it is “100% mixed english and german” as i say on the frontpage), and german sites such as his site are given a boost on google.de and/or when the german interface language is being used on google. so we’ll see.

flash and search engines is a topic that has been covered in some excellent articles:
» optimizing flash for search engines
» flash sites – optimize through link building
» flash vs. CSS/HTML: which will you choose?

update august 8:
bet won. the page was indexed within 2 days and listed on 3rd position. factors: keywords in links to the page (on frontpage, archive-page and previous blog-entry-page), keywords in title-tag and headline of this page, links to acknowledged flash ressources, PageRank.
as i wanted to get to first position i added to some other sites and pages i maintain links using the keywords (“anchor text”). my own little google bomb. then i waited another two days until google had picked those pages up. done, number 1 now.


 

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6 Comments
#72 Jan says on August 16, 2004 at 11:07 pm
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Well done :)

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#73 AUGENREIZ - Webdesign Mnchen says on September 2, 2004 at 10:03 pm
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Hehehe, I did the same with Alexander before, pushed him off the throne, just for fun. But he’s back. AO-Design managed to kick you and me into positions 3 and 4 again. We should give it another try :-)

Cheers,
Tyron

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#602 ao design - webdesign muenchen says on March 27, 2007 at 7:16 pm
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but three yrears later AO DESIGN ist still on top but helge.at has gone to nirvana . . .

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#603 Helge says on March 27, 2007 at 7:20 pm
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no wonder, as the umlaut in “münchen” was broken when i migrated this blog to a new platform two months ago.

i’ve fixed that now – let’s see where this post is in some weeks. hopefully still in nirvana, where it belongs ;-)

hi sascha, by the way!

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#1289 Helge says on April 26, 2007 at 2:03 pm
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it’s back on #1 now that i’ve fixed the umlauts: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=flash+m%C3%BCnchen

;-)

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#1290 ao design - webdesign muenchen says on April 26, 2007 at 2:31 pm

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