Google Search will stop indexing Flash content this year

The goal of Google Search is to prioritize the best content relevant to your query. Since Flash content used to be a draw, Search sites scored points with this technology, much like pages with YouTube embeddings are rewarded today. But since HTML5 pulled the torch, Flash, to put it mildly, has lost relevance. The mere mention of the plug-in, which continues over a long period of time, leads to eye candy, and the largest web browsers, including Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, block Flash content by default.

Changing the search has little or no impact on users. The move is more of a signal for developers to move with the times and use more advanced technologies to make their websites more useful. The strange thing is that technology leaders take so long for Flash to go down. Google invited users to upload banner ads as SWF files to their ad platform (formerly AdWords). This happened in 2016, six years after Steve Jobs discarded the technology in his open letter Thoughts on Flash.

Flash was an important step in the development of rich media, but it’s time for everyone to keep going. There is a beautiful farm in the backcountry where Flash can relax and enjoy life.