Google Now Notifying Searchers when a Page Uses Adobe Flash and May Not Work on their Device!

Jul 16, 2014 | 975 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google announced in the Webmaster Central Blog, it will now indicate users when pages which may not be supported by their devices are detected. For example, Adobe Flash is not supported on Android versions 4.1 and higher and on iOS devices, from now onward a page with mostly Flash content will appear like this in the search engine result page:

Example Website Google Now Notifying Searchers when a Page Uses Adobe Flash and May Not Work on their Device!

Google says it is not difficult to create websites which can be supported on all devices. Websites can use HTML 5 as it is universally supported. Recently Google also announced two tools to help webmasters design websites which can be supported on all devices. These are:

  • Web Fundamentals
  • Web Starter Kit

The Web Fundamentals is your source to build a responsive web design. It is in accordance with Google’s recommendations for search friendly websites. Google recommends in the blog post, while building a website make sure you are not blocking Googlebot from crawling the website.

Google can detect your site's responsive web design configuration and treat it appropriately only if it can crawl your website. You can also use the Fetch and render as Google feature in Webmaster Tools to see how Google indexes your site.

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Ritu from PageTraffic is a qualified Google Adwords Professional and Content Head at PageTraffic. She has been the spear head for many successful Search Marketing Campaigns and currently overseas Content Marketing operations of Page Traffic in India.