In mid-2008 Google did a Q&A on their Webmaster Central Blog where they noted that Flash is now partially crawl-able. Through assistance from Adobe, Google’s bot can now read Flash files and index the text. However, the bot is not able to read text in images, whether embedded in Flash or elsewhere on the site. Googlebot is also not able to discover the links within Flash buttons. In short, Flash developers can be thankful that Google has been working to solve a small part of these restrictions. However, Flash and imagery must still be used intelligently (read sparingly) if SEO is a consideration for your site. And there are few instances where SEO isn’t important.