Google has announced significant improvements in its ability to index Flash files. We imagine a collective sigh of relief, as this would solve one of the key development issues we come across in doing creative work–getting the bots to read the increasing percentage of Flash content and widgets on web sites.
Can someone from Google please say, “It supports SWFObject”?
People are, of course, asking questions. But Google is holding off on giving answers. This discussion is important as it relates to SEO done in conjunction with SWFObject. We may assume that search bots are reading the HTML page and NOT the Flash, while users get the actual Flash content. But isÂ Google now also indexing some random bits and pieces from the Flash as well? It apparently is, but at what level?
There is a good discussion of these issues on Sitepoint.