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Does is matter if I use this URL for a PDF attached to a posting:

www.example.com/slug1/posting/xyz.pdf

or

www.example.com/downloads/xyz.pdf
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Since Google indexes PDF files then a more descriptive URL will help in ranking. However the benefit is likely to be pretty small. (This is partly because PDF files generally do not garner many direct links and thus are rare in search results.)

If possible, I would suggest creating a HTML version of the PDF, with a link to "download as PDF". You should end up with a better ranking for the HTML page.

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