For a long time, Google’s advice to website developers was to keep things simple to ensure search engine spiders could successfully crawl and process website content:
In reality, Google often found links in Flash objects, significantly improving this ability as announced last June (creating much confusion by misrepresenting this as a new feature rather than an improvement). And despite the hoopla, there are still many good reasons to avoid Flash.
I don’t yet have an up-to-date answer. But while working to figure this out, I’d love to know your experience.
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