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Flash on Google will no longer be indexed, goodbye to SWF files

Flash on Google goodbye indexing

A death announced that Adobe itself confessed in 2017 by suspending updates

Goodbye Flash on Google. Big G will stop indexing and classifying i Flash content in its search engine. This means that it will no longer process the contents of Flash SWF files, n on websites designed entirely in Flash n on web pages presenting parts of the page in Flash.

A specific date has not been released, but Google says it will happen "before the end of the year", With Flash on Google that will be ignored in the pages where it now exists. A decision that will have no impact on users and that does not come as a surprise.

The application that was used to support users who needed to view .swf, .flv, video, games, has always been widely accepted around the world, but security problems such as malware installation without users' permission, he forced Adobe to make this decision. Web developers are already working on more advanced platforms like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly, believed to be much more secure.

Flash on Google, a declared death

Flash on Google goodbye indexing

Adobe had already announced the decision to pick up the software in July 2017 and since then several large companies, including Google and Microsoft, had gradually moved away.Flash already disabled by default in most browsers and full support should be removed by the end of next year.

The statements on the matter: β€œGooglestop supporting Flash by the end of the year". In particular, Google stated that "in Web pages containing Flash content, Google Search will ignore the Flash content". "Google will stop indexing autonomous SWF files".

In conclusion, if you have a website completely designed in Flash or parts of the website content, depending on Google search traffic, you will need to seriously consider updating the website by suspending it in the imminent future.

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Finally, let's remember that the software was introduced in 1996 from Adobe as a way to produce richer content on the Web and on computers. It was a very popular Web publishing platform in the late 90s but over time, less and less browsers they continued to support him.