I've read extensively that Google ignores everything but text. So there you have it, give priority to text. Unless you have inside information to the contrary, which I guess you don't or you wouldn't be asking, then the best bet is to adhere to the consensus. That doesn't mean you can't use some flash to spice up the visual impression of your site. Here's a site I just built to exibit Papa Johns menu, as you can see it's primarily text, with a little dynamic imaging for viewing pleasure. I don't know if I really answered your question well, but there it is, IMHO.
Thanks for taking the time to reply. I personally don't know how to do that,
but I was told that it is possible to get SEO with a flash site. I'm not
sure if they were also referring to google noticing text only, as you
suggested, but here is what they said:
-In regards to your email, having flash on your site does not necessarily
hurt your ranking. If flash was strictly bad for sites then people would not
use it all because most people want as many views or hits for their site as
possible. When using a flash site all you need to do is change up your
tactics a little in order to start ranking higher in search engines. For
instance if you have a large number of backlinks to a flash site then this
will greatly help your Page Rank, especially if the sites that are linking
to yours have a higher Page Rank.
Another response I got said this:
- There is a way to create the site where it detects if they have Flash and
automatically loads the Flash site. If no Flash is detected then it serves
up the html site. So, google will look at the html site.
- There is a way to create one cms and have it write to both the flash and
html sites, using xml.