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Google Webmaster Improves Flash Content Indexing!

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When ever some one start developing a site they spend more time in thinking whether to have a site optimized for Google or site with good looking flash contents. People who think about Google ranking they usually go for SEO friendly sites.

Because of the above reason Flash contents were neglected even though they improves site design. And here comes one more good news from Google to all the developers out there.

About two years ago Google announced that through a collaboration with Adobe we had significantly improved Google’s capability to index Flash technology based content. And last year Google followed up with an announcement that they had added external resource loading to SWF indexing capabilities.

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Jifeng Situ and Sverre Sundsdal, Software Engineers at Google wrote,

Last month we expanded our SWF indexing capabilities thanks to our continued collaboration with Adobe and a new library that is more robust and compatible with features supported by Flash Player 10.1. Additionally, thanks to improvements in the way we handle JavaScript, we are also now significantly better at recognizing and indexing sites that use JavaScript to embed SWF content.

All in all, our SWF indexing technology now allows us to see content from SWF files on hundreds of millions of pages across the web.

Google is continuing to work on indexing deep linking (content within a Flash technology based application that is linked to from the same application) as well as further improving indexing of SWF files executed through JavaScript.

Now Googlebot also discover URLs in SWF files and follow those links, so if any SWF content contains links to pages inside your website, Google may be able to crawl and index those pages as well.

Well Google gave a very happy news to all. Now we can expect all our pages get indexed by Google.

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