Hi all, hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving… oh wait, not sure you guys are located in the states. In any case, thank you very much EastCoast & Ferrari Chris, I really appreciate the help!
From the ideas you guys suggested, I thought to search my site on Bing.com and Yahoo.com and it turns out that the meta tags work correctly. It’s just Google that’s reading the meta tags wrong, which is nice to know (although I assume Google’s the major search engine most users turn to, which is why I really want to get the meta tags to display accurately).
Ferrari_Chris – As you mentioned, I signed up for Google’s Webmaster Tools and then clicked Labs > Fetch as Googlebot, and the process seemed to work. Under the “Status” column I clicked the link “Success”, which displayed the HTML source code to my site, however nothing looks off to me, so not sure how this helps or what to do next to get the meta tags working. Am I missing something?
EastCoast – Hey man, thanks for complimenting my illustrations! From the look of your site, along with your insightful post, it sounds like you have a solid understanding of code and may hopefully be able to help! Could you please explain – perhaps step-by-step as if speaking to a 3rd grader, LOL – what you mean by this paragraph?:
“…provide an element of content within your embedding html (e.g the ‘about us’ content), and use swfobject to embed the swf - if the user has flash it overwrites the div containing the alternate content and displays the swf instead. As long as the content in the html is a true representation of what the swf also contains you should be good.”
What do you mean? How do you do this?
I specialize in illustration & graphic design and am familiar with basic HTML, but when it comes to Flash programming and embedding SWF files, I’m still quite ignorant. It would be a MASSIVE help if you (or anyone) could please explain your paragraph and make it as simple as possible. I hope that’s okay because the web developer I originally worked with vanished so I’m really stuck right now.
PS – Thanks in advance for any help; this forum is fantastic, never expected such great support!