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When I started out in web design I loved Flash. Then I started learning SEO and I dropped Flash. If Flash searching is effective - it changes everything again.
There is a lot of concern about the horrible download time of many Flash sites (somewhere it says about 90% of people online are not on broadband). Only bad Flash takes an age to download. Done correctly Flash can download faster than many images.
Most flash sites are pictures.
I recently had a client who wanted a picture of a home -in flash- on the front page. This is something that only human being's can process cognitivily.
And at that, the message would be fuzzy. What the hell is a picture of a house supposed to mean? Whether it be in flash or just a JPG.?
Sure some pages have flash text on them, but usually the page is more about the graphics than the content. The graphics-be it flash-or gifs, or jpgs, can often take from the message.
Go to macromedia's page [macromedia.com] to see what indexing flash means. It is for the links and the text. It doesn't care about the pictures. If a site is only pictures then it is DOA. Most all flash sites contain flash text and links. Until now spiders could only see the links (mainly Google).
The way I understand it keyword stuffing and other tricks will be about the same as regular html. There maybe new spam techniques that are uncovered by flash being indexed, but it is really too early to tell.