Do you see what I see?

Said the law firm to the Googlebot:
Do you see what I see?
Come and see my site, Googlebot,
Do you see what I see?
A flash, a flash
Dancing on the screen,
Scrolling text with voices to hear,
Scrolling text with voices to hear.

Blank Home Page

Said the Googlebot to the people everywhere:
Listen to what I say!
Don’t click here, people everywhere,
Listen to what I say!
A blank, a blank
Nothing here to see,
This web site is plain as the snow,
This web site is plain as the snow.

Your home page may be the most valuable page on your web site. From there, you will dispatch visitors and search engine spiders to the far corners of your site. So, why would you want to tie up this valuable piece of space with only a graphic image or some gimmicky animation? Polling your users to see what they think of your home page is a hassle. So, in the alternative, why not just ask Google? It’s easier than you think.

Using the cache: operator on Google is one way to view a web site from Google’s point-of-view. And, to your surprise, you may discover that Google views your home page as one big blank page if you offer nothing more than a graphic image or an animated flash file. When the Googlebot pays a visit to your site, make sure it doesn’t draw a blank.

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