Flash and Search engines

I often get asked how we can get Flash content searched and indexed by search engines like Google. The answer is quite simple, search engines like Google are already able to search and index content from within the SWF file format.

Just have a look at this simple search for the word ‘Macromedia’ inside SWF content – http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=filetype%3Aswf+macromedia

Ok so this technology is new and the results are not perfect but these will get better over time. The largest challange is what to index. To that end, there is an SDK that you can download from Macromedia to help with this! Grab the Search engine SDK and get to work today!