With deep linking I’ve always thought you would be fine creating a regular Google sitemap for your Flex/Flash application but I haven’t actually tried it or been able to test the SEOness of it. But today Google announced an extension of their sitemap protocol that will extend to videos and let web site owners specify where the videos on their site are and then associate metadata with them.
In looking at the spec, it seems like it would be fairly easy to extend to any Flash content. They have a video:content_loc tag which specifies an flv (flash video file) but then also have a video:player_loc that specifies a SWF file. If you can use that video:player_loc to specify a SWF and then use the title and description to get the Google-juice, that might be helpful for web developers using Flash.
SEO in rich Internet applications is still a big deal. I continue to get a lot of comments and thoughts on it. Brian Ussery, who sent me this tip, has been one of my favorite people to talk to about the subject. It’s something we think a lot about at Adobe and I always love to get feedback from web developers who are running into issues.
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