Google Crawls Flash

By Deane Barker on July 1, 2008

Google learns to crawl Flash: This is something of a big deal. We’ll now have no excuse when a client wants a crappy Flash site. Damn.

Google has been developing a new algorithm for indexing textual content in Flash files of all kinds, from Flash menus, buttons and banners, to self-contained Flash websites.

Now that we’ve launched our Flash indexing algorithm, web designers can expect improved visibility of their published Flash content, and you can expect to see better search results and snippets.



  1. Don’t they know that Flash is the “AIDS of the Internet” (according to Colby Cosh) so their spiders may be in danger!

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