Adobe is talking to Google and Yahoo. The plan is to make sites that use Adobe Flash searchable, because now search engines slip off the face of Flash sites as if they were glass. The Adobe press announcement doesn’t add much of substance to this declaration (but does use the wretched phrase “going forward.”) Google, on the other hand, announces that it has already launched its Flash indexing algorithm and that web designers should expect better results with respect to their Flash sites.
I don’t have a Flash-based site in mind that I can use to check the situation — if you can come up with one, let us know by way of a comment.
This is, of course, a Good Thing. Searchability is always a good thing. Whether this will launch a flood of needlessly Flash-y sites, I can’t say.