Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Google learns to crawl Flash

Recently this post has been made at the google blog stating that google bots will now be able to better crawl the flash and index them without any problems .

Flash content has always been the first choice for several people for giving their websites a neat and gorgeous look .But the problem was google bots were not able to crawl them as they did with text and images . Instead they had to include relevant links and some text to make sure that their contents are indexed and not sandboxed .But it seems that the problem has been solved but yet we cannot say if the algorithm is really efficient or not .

But wait -- there are limitations :

1.google will recognize only the text within the flash files and not the images

2.Googlebot does not execute some types of JavaScript. So if your web page loads a Flash file via JavaScript, Google may not be aware of that Flash file, in which case it will not be indexed.

3.google does not generate any anchor text for Flash buttons which target some URL, but which have no associated text.


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3 comments:

ankur said...

This was much needed move . I wonder why it took so long.


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ladyinpurple/jazzie said...

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