Kia: Why Doesn't Our Web Site Show In Google's Preview?

May 2, 2012 • 8:38 am | comments (7) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Kia logoIt appears that someone from Kia, the automotive company, is pretty upset that Google is not rendering the Kia Flash web site in Google's preview pane fully.

A Google Webmaster Help thread has Austin, who appears to be from Kia, acting disturbed with Google over not displaying their home page in the Instant Preview pane.

Kia's web site, is Flash, like many other automotive web site manufacturer's web sites. Google's Instant Previews should render flash web sites, Google says:

A: Flash is supported. The preview generator will attempt to render the Flash components on most previewed pages, but some pages are fetched on demand by the Google Web Preview useragent and are rendered without Flash to minimize latency. Therefore it's important that your site has a reasonable, seamless experience for visitors without Flash. This may involve creating HTML-only equivalents for your Flash-based content that will automatically be served to visitors who can't view Flash. Providing a good experience for this case will improve your preview and make your visitors happier.

But in this case, Google just shows a Kia logo:

Kia Google Preview

Should Kia be upset or should Kia be investing in HTML5?

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

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