Flash may now be indexed by Google and Yahoo

Adobe announced today that they are providing a method for the major search engines to index Flash content. eBlox has always recommended against extensive use of Flash for your site if you wish to be properly indexed and garner good search rankings. It looks like at least part of that problem is solved. We still recommend against using Flash for information-rich sites like e-commerce (it’s just too expensive to duplicate all that content for non-Flash users like mobile users) but for those of you with other sites that have mainly brochure-style content, this new method of crawling Flash sites might benefit you. Read a full writeup at TechCrunch here.

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