Google and Yahoo will crawl flash files

July 1st, 2008 by WordPlop

Adobe has announced that they have made a deal with Google and Yahoo to make flash files indexable.

It’s great to finally see search engine technology progress into the modern web. Flash has been used for a long time to make menus and animations for websites. But until now, these flash files couldn’t be indexed by search engines, so web developers used normal text menus.

Flash content looks great on websites and gives sites more depth and a greater end-user experience. With today’s internet connection speeds, flash usually doesn’t take much longer to load than a site with images. Now web developers can use flash to make websites look better, make the customer more pleased, and still have the links, text, or even the whole flash site indexable.

This will be a great addition to Google search and Yahoo search.

image copyright Adobe

Posted in Graphics / Design, Internet, Multimedia, News


One Response to “Google and Yahoo will crawl flash files”

  1. computeraid says:

    I suspect anything google/yahoo can interpret from flash will not rank as well as plain text.

    And now there is silverlight as well…

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