• http://www.seo-theory.com/ Michael Martinez

    If they can capture the audio track and automatically transcribe it, they’ll be able to index the transcription. Blinkx already claims to be doing this. I wouldn’t write Google off just yet, as they must surely have resources to devote to similar capability.

  • http://www.miketheinternetguy.com/blog miketheinternetguy

    I just use SWFObject to embed Flash movies and move on. Seems to work fine for now. In the “noflashcontent” div I usually transcribe what is contained in Flash, or at least my close interpretation. Don’t get too spammy with it

  • http://blog.outer-court.com Philipp Lenssen

    But as for the sites that do contain content, there’s a problem that good multi-language Flash sites outsource the actual text as XML for easy maintenance. We had this problem with Porsche.com’s Flash-based microsites. Google would only show the stuff in the Flash file itself, not the stuff from the XMLs. All in all, if you want to have meaningful indexing, use HTML, though Flash can attract a lot of interest if well done, which is also part of “link building”…