Flash Stats of the Week—SWF Embed Usage Trends from Apr 11 to May 12

Today, we are going to share some stats about SWF usage. These stats demonstrate the usage trend of SWF embedded website, which gives you a clear vision about some aspects of web development in the past year.

Adobe Flash content usage trends

The stats in this chart come from 6,798,550 websites who contain Adobe Flash content without the use of JavaScript. It demonstrates the SWF usage trends in the past 12 months. The three curves (top 1, 000 sites, top 100,000 sites and top million sites) show that the Adobe Flash content usage is declining. The usage trends within the top million sites are updated once per week with the last update occurring on 18 May 2012.

Shockwave Flash embed website industries distribution

The stats come from the usage of top 100,000 websites. It shows the industry distribution of Flash content, which indicates what types of industry need Flash most. According to the result, Shockwave Flash embed is most likely to be found in use on business, shopping or news type websites.

The reason is that those websites are more reliable on interactive and rich media content. They need to create more attractive and interesting content to keep visitors on web. And that’s something Flash specialized on.

Although Flash is undergoing a drop-down, it is still the best choice in terms of interaction and rich media application. So Flash still works in websites like ecommerce, game, business and etc.

Again, we hope those stats could bring practical help to your decision; if you want to know some other Flash stats, please let us know.

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