I had a issue with my images and captions not being indexed by Google and other search engines because my images were being displayed in the flash viewer SimpleViewer.
The solution for the problem was to create a small php script that would pull the images and caption from the gallery.xml file that SimpleViewer uses and then display them on the webpage for the spiders and non-flash viewers to see.
This code if for websites that are not running on a CMS system. You should be able to edit your pages directly for this script to work.
There are several different ways of displaying the images, but I put the PHP include command into the flashcontent DIV which you can see below.
<a href=”http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer/”>Get Flash.</a>
<?php include(“simpleviewer-seo.php”); ?>
The code will fetch your thumbnails and captions.
You will have to change the $imgpath variable to your gallery directory.
The code also puts the first 50 characters of your caption into the image’s ALT and Title tag.
If you need any help, feel free to send me an email.
You can download the code below and try it out.
This code is provided without guarantee and ’AS IS’ .
Note: SimpleViewer SEO does not work with the WordPress Plugin of SimpleViewer. I might support a modified plugin in the future for WordPress, so if you are interested, please leave a comment.