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Adobe announces new, searchable Flash player


There’s a lot of content on the Internet that’s in Flash (no, not all of it is annoying) and one of the drawbacks to it is that the Flash content isn’t searchable, meaning as website search engines index the Internet they are only able to index text and hyperlinks in Flash files but not things like images and FLV files.

Yesterday, together with Google and Yahoo, Adobe announced that that they have a special Flash Player that Google and Yahoo both used to update their search algorithms so that now both Google and Yahoo are able to index anything within a Flash file that users can see. Plus, Flash developers don’t have to change anything with their Flash files to make them easier to search.

Good news for Flash developers worried about SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

[Via Download Squad]