Acronym for Portable Document Format, a file format created by Adobe Systems.

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Indexing protected PDF files

It is my intention to use protected PDF files on my web journal, the type that does not allow the text to be copied. I would like to know if this will affect its indexing on Google Scholar, and if ...
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Converting PDFs into HTML with pdf2htmlEX: is the output SEO friendly?

My team and I are implementing the pdf2htmlEX conversion to convert and display over 200k pdf documents (available in our database) on our website. The HTML produced by pdf2htmlEX will be placed "in ...
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Google not indexing site, robots being blocked

I have a small static website which allows customers to purchase a PDF containing some data based from an input from them. The PDF's are a page or two and follow a standard template, and various ...
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Google PDF search - return page number?

I have a collection of about 150 PDF documents hosted on a site that are all rather long, 80-500 pages each. Google indexes and searches these no problem (Google Custom Search) - they are all linked ...
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Issuu - PDF - Duplicated Content

I often write newsletters and publish them on my own site as PDF's. To potentially drive more traffic to my site, I was thinking about publishing the same newsletter files through sites like Scribd ...
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How to prevent a PDF file from being indexed by search engines?

I have a link to PDF document on a public web-page. How do I prevent search engines from indexing this link and PDF document? The only idea I thought of is to use CAPTCHA. However, I wonder if ...
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Keywording PDF's on a website and searching for PDFs internally by using a search engine

So, I have been tasked to do several things on my work experience. There are currently PDFs uploaded on the company website. These are troubleshooting and technical/release documents are titled by the ...
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Is it OK for SEO to host product manuals from the manufacturer myself, or should I link externally?

I run an eCommerce website and I have been thinking about adding PDF downloads to my product pages. These manuals and product sheets are typically hosted by the product manufacturer, though not all ...
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Do links in PDFs hosted online count as backlinks

Do links in PDFs hosted online count as backlinks, and if they do does hyperlink text in a PDF count as anchor text for that backlink ?
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How to restrict the download of all files in a folder?

I have several .pdf files, which should be viewed on my website by clicking a link on a page. But when a pdf file opens, in the address bar the directory where all .pdf files reside is visible. So if ...
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How can I get Google to index my PDF documents?

We are having troubles getting Google to index the PDF files in our site. There are about 50 PDF and range in size for 20 KB to a little under two megs. They are not protected, can be read ...
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How to convert an HTML tree to PDF?

How to convert an HTML tree (actually this one) to PDF?
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Are links within SlideShare presentations indexed by search engines?

I have created a PDF presentation including links to a site I own on the last slide. So far, such links are not reported in Google Webmaster Tools. When I search Google for the presentation, I can ...
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PDF file sizes when attached to a webpage article and hosted on own server

When you host a PDF on your own website and server, and then link to that PDF in an article, does the size of the PDF file matter? Or is the size only a factor when clicked, because of the time it ...
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What are the htaccess mechanics of preventing search engines from indexing PDF files?

There are already a variety of posts on how to block certain files (in my case, PDFs) from a search engine like Google. The most relevant for this post was here: How to protect PDF file from indexing. ...
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HTTP Header broken? Browsers don't open our pdf, but open all other pdfs

My Firefox and Chrome usually open PDF files very nicely, without asking and within the browser window. When clicking on a link to a PDF on our own website: Firefox asks if it should download them, ...
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How to track opens and pageviews in PDFs?

I know how to track clicks in links to pdfs and pfd's downloads. But I need to track how many times a PDF is opened after being downloaded and if possible track how many times certain pages are ...
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Tracking PDFs properly on our website

I'm looking for the proper way to track pdf downloads from both emails and our site links. If I have many pdfs on a single page, how do I track the pdf downloaded? I found an article on Moz ...
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Chrome's built-in PDF viewer won't display our PDF forms

On our web site, we have numerous Acrobat PDF forms. When users click on those forms, if they are using Google Chrome, they get this message: Please wait... If this message is not eventually ...
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Opening PDF files in Internet Explorer

I have a webpage which has a link to a PDF file. Every time I update the PDF file, Internet Explorer will not load the updated file; it keeps showing the old file, even if I refresh the page. At this ...
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How to find the exact link of a PDF? [closed]

I can view a PDF document from a website. But the URL is not an actual PDF document. The URL looks like: http://www.maskingtheRealSiteName.com/reportpdf/type/dossier/pdfno/IND003212202 Thus the ...
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Tracking clicks from a PDF to external URLs?

I've published a small e-book in PDF format, which contains several embedded links to external URLs. I want to measure the clicks users make from that offline PDF to those external URL destinations. ...
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Cause a PDF from a website to be viewed automatically, even on phones

I have a PDF on my website. It works fine when on a computer, but on a phone, there is an extra step for the user. After going to the link with the PDF, they then have to click a link to view it. ...
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Is it legal to link to a potentially copyrighted PDF file made available by the owner?

I.e there is a large directory of PDF files and the publisher makes them available on his website. He does not charge for them and they are available without any requirements for authentication either....
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Redirect Old PDF file to a new PDF file

I have 6 PDF files that have been updated and will use a different file name. All files are in one folder. Old PDFs have been indexed in the search engines. I saw one solution but I think it only ...
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PDF conversion on website using ASP.NET platform

I want to give users an option to download the web page of my website they are currently viewing. I have searched and found 3rd party windows software which convert the pages, but I am looking for an ...
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PDF's showing up before relevant pages

When I perform a site:example.com keyword on my site I tend to get a lot of PDF's first and not the relevant pages with the keywords. We are trying to optimize our site for best SEO with Google and am ...
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Is there an advantage to using HTML versus PDF for printable product information?

I want to create a printable informational sheet for the products on my website. I have over 1000 different products. Each product has a product page and each product page needs a link which will ...
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What is the correct format and attributes for adding a PDF to an XML sitemap?

I have found numerous questions and blogs about including PDF files in an XML sitemap but cannot find a single one that gives a working example or which attributes to use: What document types can be ...
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Will the content of a PDF on our website affect SEO?

I know that Google crawls websites including PDFs, but does the content contained within PDFs affect SEO rankings? We want to put some PDFs on our website but don't want to see our results take a ...
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Provide Search Across Multiple PDFs

I know there are probably many solutions, but what's the easiest and/or most user friendly way to provide search capabilities across PDF files? I'm thinking of a webpage that links to several PDFs and ...
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PDF Ad tracking

I run a PDF magazine that contains paid advertising and I need to be able to track how many people click on the ads and visit my advertisers' websites. Any suggestion would be appreciated!
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Do search engines crawl PDFs and if so are there any rules to follow when making them

The website I am working on has a few hundred PDFs in it. I don't think I have ever seen any of them come back in a search but there are linked to directly from out site. They are also full of ...
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How to make a website from .pdf / .ai / .svg files?

I have designed an infographic for a client using Illustrator and now they asked me to make a website for them based on the infographic. I use Adobe Dreamweaver occasionally, but I'm not good with it,...
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Does Google use any “Language” flags / tags set within a PDF file when determining its language?

When determining the language of a HTML page, I understand that Google looks at any language declarations that the page owner has set, and then also applies its own language detection algorithms. But ...
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How to make Google index files retrieved from database?

We use Joomla with Remository to store and manage publications (don't ask me why). Files (PDF) are stored in a database and can be accessed via dynamic, rewritten links of the form http://domain.de/...
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CMS that allow pdf to be view online (not download into the computer)

Is there any CMS that allow user to view the pdf file on the CMS instead of downloading them into the computer and open using a PDF viewer? I notice that the CMS I encounter usually require user to ...
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rel=“Canonical”: Ranking Benefits ? & specifying for PDF?

I think I understand the basic case for using rel="canonical": to tell Google which is the preferred URI when the same page/content may be accessed via more than one URI. This helps you avoid ...
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Hide a file showing up in google search [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to protect PDF file from indexing? Hi guys, Really basic question here I'm sure - I'm not a webmaster however am thrown into it sometimes!! We have a particular file ...
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Can email harvesters extract addresses from PDFs?

Our website does some basic obfuscation (foo at example dot org) for email addresses on web pages visible to the general public, but doesn't do so for PDF documents. Is it common for email harvesters ...
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Pros and cons of creating a print friendly page to remove the use of pdfs?

the company I work for has a one page invoice that uses the library tcpdf. they wanted to do some design changes that I found are just incredibly difficult for setting up in .pdf format. Using html/...
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Should I post my PDF library for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do search engines crawl PDFs and if so are there any rules to follow when making them When a Sales call comes in, the caller often says something like: 'I searched for 3 ...
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Turn Site into a PDF

I have a wordpress site about 25 pages, is it possible to click and make a PDF from the whole site ?
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Backlink question - google viewer

I have documents (.pdfs) that I'm planning to post on a site using the google docs viewer. I think others may wish to embed the same documents on their sites since the documents will be updated, ...
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Should I include PDF files in my sitemap.xml

Should I add a direct link to PDF files in my (xml) sitemap?
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Embed PDF for Android and iOS

Anyone know a way to embed PDFs so that both iOS (iPads and iPhones) and Androids (all versions after 2.2) can view? My current site c.theborneopost.com does not support tablets... only desktop with ...
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Subscription service or software to handle a Magazine's PDF

I'm looking for an installable or hosted software (service) to handle the process of public users subscribing to the Magazine and receiving the PDF automatically upon an admin upload the new one. The ...
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What do you know about how google/search engines see's/crawls PDF files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do search engines crawl PDFs and if so are there any rules to follow when making them I have done this PDF's for online purposes and now they sometime appear in some google ...
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Convert secured website to PDF

I need to convert my MediaWiki site to PDF. The whole website, not just a page. Its a wiki with lots of articles. Adobe Acrobat has function for this, but the problem is that the site is secured and ...
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Download as PDF - really worth implementing?

Many CMS systems (e.g. Joomla) offer the user an option to download the post content in PDF format. Is this really worth implementing? Are there any reliable stats showing how many users do use ...