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Google and pdf files

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bimmerime, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. bimmerime

    bimmerime Regular Member

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    so i found this pdf file that contains great materials i would like to use on my website. the pdf contains images with text embedded in them (magazine style) but the text is still selectable.
    when i take the first paragraph and do a google search, the pdf file doesn't come up in the SERP but only when i add site:"url of the pdf" that google finds it. and for certain portions google doesn't find the file at all ( even when i type the file url) so does this mean i can use the articles or is it considered as copied content?
     
  2. SEO FOX

    SEO FOX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thinkable questions. Share your answers if any body know about it. am also waiting for replies.
     
  3. HoneyHelper

    HoneyHelper Supreme Member

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    Have you tried searching other paragraphs or just the first paragraph! ?
     
  4. ranksonic

    ranksonic Junior Member Premium Member

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    That's what I suggest you to read http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2011/09/pdfs-in-google-search-results.html
     
  5. kennito

    kennito Junior Member

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    Keep us updated when you find the answer. I am sure the content is indexed somewhere.
     
  6. kroba

    kroba Newbie

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    if i understand u correctly - it means that this pdf document is indexed but is not present in SERP due to any reasons.
    we call it supplemental SERP
     
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  7. bimmerime

    bimmerime Regular Member

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    I've searched different portions of the file. for some google finds it and for others it doesn't. but the whole document is selectable. perhaps google didn't index it all.
     
  8. nad999

    nad999 Junior Member

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    Did you search using quotes? "text inside"
     
  9. misteryou.

    misteryou. Power Member

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    if google find "some"... even if it is just some, i wouldn't use it at all
    If you read the link posted above, not indexed doesn't mean they don't know it