Google Introduces Flash Indexing with External Resource Loading

Jun 20, 2009 | 1,732 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has added an external resource loading feature to its Flash indexing capabilities. It means whenever an SWF file loads the content from any other text, HTML, XML or SWF file, the content would be indexed too and would be associated with the parent SWF file or other documents present in it.

By introducing the new capability, Google has improved the search quality as the relevant content contained in the external resources will now appear as response to the user's queries.

Janis Stipins, Software Engineer, Google told about what all Google can do when it encounters SWF files:

  • It can index the text content displayed as user interacts along with the file. Buttons are clicked and input is entered just like a user would do.
  • Discover links in the flash files.
  • External resources are loaded and associated with the content in parent file.
  • Support common JavaScript techniques for embedding Flash.
  • Index sites scripted with AS1, AS2, and AS3. This is done even if the ActionScript is obfuscated.
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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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