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Should I add a direct link to PDF files in my (xml) sitemap?

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If you want them indexed, yes. Otherwise, no.

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They might get indexed even if not added into the sitemap. If the website contains a link to them, Google might follow it. – Marco Demaio Dec 9 '10 at 13:33
    
Of course. But blocking content is not in the scope of this question. – John Conde Dec 9 '10 at 14:11

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