Google Now Indexing and Crawling Flash

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Judging by the buzz around the web today you would think that Google can now index all flash files. While this is partially true, I’m still a bit hesitant.

Adobe announced the news today, while Google explained things a bit, here and here and Vanessa Fox from Search Engine Land wrote up a very informative post explaining more clearly what Adobe and Google were trying to say.

One part that really puzzled me was the wording that Google used when explaining their new process for indexing flash files.

Google may now be better able to discover and crawl more of your website.

Google may…this doesn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy about flash on my websites.

Another point to bring up for SEO’s is how this will affect current search engine listings? Right now a lot of flash driven sites are left out of the search listings because they aren’t able to be indexed by search engine spiders. What happens when thousands or millions of new sites come and take over your prized page one listing?

What do you think, will flash sites bump your site out of position?

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