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comment Do search engines index and rank text content in external SVG files (not inline)
I'll leave the experiment up for a bit longer to see if anything changes, but I doubt it will. My site usually gets indexed very quickly.
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answered Do search engines index and rank text content in external SVG files (not inline)
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comment What are the htaccess mechanics of preventing search engines from indexing PDF files?
The percent effectiveness depends on how many get externally linked. Most individual document don't get external links. If yours are of high value they may get linked more. If you do find that one is externally linked you could simply rename it. Or you could create a script that renames your entire secret directory weekly and changes all the links on your site.
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comment What are the htaccess mechanics of preventing search engines from indexing PDF files?
Stopping Google from crawling with robots.txt is 99% effective. It only fails when a third party links to it, and even then it only shows up for keywords that are present in the URL or used in the anchor text of the links. I've used robots.txt in conjunction with file names that change periodically. That is very effective as well.
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comment What are the htaccess mechanics of preventing search engines from indexing PDF files?
I've never worked with Google scholar. I'd recommend asking "Does Google Scholar respect a X-Robots-Tag "noindex, nofollow" header' as a separate question.
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comment What are the htaccess mechanics of preventing search engines from indexing PDF files?
I use command line tools such as curl to see the headers: curl --head 'http:/example.com/secret/some.pdf'
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The grammar on this is so bad that I can't make heads or tails of it. Please improve the grammar so that we can answer the question.
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This appears to have been asked and answered on StackOverflow: Is there any way that HTML Audio tag could play mp3 in Firefox
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comment Do search engines index and rank text content in external SVG files (not inline)
Google doesn't index text from iframes to the page that contains them, so I doubt they would do so with SVG images either.
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