I have recently made an online repository of papers for an academic organisation. But we are not being picked up by Google Scholar. I think it might be because the fulltext urls are not in a format required by Google.
From Google's Guidelines:
The "<meta>" tags normally apply only to the exact page on which they're provided. If this page shows only the abstract of the paper and you have the full text in a separate file, e.g., in the PDF format, please specify the locations of all full text versions using
citation_pdf_urlor DC.identifier tags. The content of the tag is the absolute URL of the PDF file; for security reasons, it must refer to a file in the same subdirectory as the HTML abstract.
The webiste is hosted on Microsoft Azure. The details of the papers with embedded metadata are of the form
The full text version of the papers are served directly from Azure Storage, like this
I am assuming this is not considered the same subdirectory. I sent a support ticket to Google Scholar two months ago and asked them to clarify, but I have so far gotten no response.
Anyhow, my questions are:
- Am I correct in assuming that the fulltext must be placed in the same subdirectory?
- What is considered the same subdirectory? Would serving up a fulltext from