Google Now Indexing Flash

July 16, 2008 posted in Web Technology

Dear Adobe: I’m sorry I said those nasty things about search engines not loving Flash. It looks like you and Google are getting along. Now textual content—menus, buttons, banners, and website copy—are freely searchable, and I’m happy for you.

I hope some day soon Google will work out those remaining issues with indexing external resources (e.g. HTML, XML, and SWF files). I’d also like to see better support for web pages loading Flash files via JavaScript. According to Google, Googlebot does not execute some types of JavaScript.

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