Flash File Indexing Example from Google Search Results

So I’m making progress on the new design of the site, but it’s just taking some time as it’s hard to find just that, TIME! ;-)

In the meantime, I thought I’d share a little something. Recently, Google announced that they had improved their Flash file indexing. Google Flash indexing, may be something most of you are not familiar with. And perhaps you also don’t wish to make yourself familiar with it, which is perfectly fine. For those of us who are aware of the difficulties we Flash Designers had with site content which contained almost exclusively flash. The search engines were not able to crawl and index the content within the flash file. Therefore, webmasters and designers were frantically duplicating content into meta tags and such. Well, no need for that anymore!

I have an example of how Google indexed my flash content. First, let’s look at the Search Results page. I first typed in site:www.studio119.com to see which pages have been indexed by Google. Then I clicked through the pages of results to find the flash content.

Google Flash Indexing Search Results

After I found the flash file that had been indexed I looked a little closer:

Google Flash Indexing Detail

The first portion looks like it took the first few lines of text, or copy and put it to the Title of the page. The second, description portion looks like it repeats the Title and then adds on the URL of where the flash file points to after it is through, which is broken now as this is an older file, but I’ll use it for demonstration purposes for now.

Interesting I thought, so thought I’d share it with those of you that might be worried about how Google handles flash currently.

More to come soon! Stay tuned!

Chris J. Politzki
Studio 119 Degrees

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