Monthly Archives: July 2009

Bing Webmaster Central recently confirmed how BING handles textual content in Silverlight and Flash. According to Bing, when it comes to Silverlight and Flash, the key is to use "visual content in moderation (and never at the expense of textual content)." Bing strongly suggests not using text content inside Flash or Silverlight, since many times it's invisible to search engines. According to Bing, data extraction technology as a primary method for indexation is pure "folly" and too big a gamble to take.

On a side note, we'll be discussing various topics related to "Images & Search Engines" at SES San Jose in a few weeks.

Google is at least testing a move into the online real-estate market with their latest addition to Google Maps. The new Google "Real estate" tool connects real-estate buyers with sellers all via Google Maps. According to The Wall Street Journal and the The Age, this feature is "poised" for roll out in the US but, appears to already be live.

If you're a real estate agent or broker and would like to be included see Google's FAQ for Real Estate Agents and Brokers.

From Google Real-Estate