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Pdf's and Google?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nickjett, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. nickjett

    nickjett Junior Member

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    Im new to the document submission as backlinks, ive submitted a pdf today and was wondering how google sees the link? Will it see the anchor text? Or will it just be a link, like from an image?
     
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    UrsuAke Power Member

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    Google can see PDF's. You're safe mate :)
     
  3. nickjett

    nickjett Junior Member

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    Thats not what i asked
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Nickjett,

    Google indexes all pages (even html ones) as documents with text. Although I cannot provide you with any definitive proof from a reputable source, I would venture a guess that as long as your pdf is configured as text, the anchor text will be picked up by Google just as it would if it were in HTML code.

    Here are some good write-ups on optimizing PDFs

    http://searchengineland.com/eleven-tips-for-optimizing-pdfs-for-search-engines-12156

    http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/how-to-optimize-pdf-documents-for-search

    Hope that helps you,

    Shawn
     
  5. encapuchado

    encapuchado Newbie

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    Same as html
     
  6. avimcg

    avimcg Newbie

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    I agree, same as html.

    But on another note I can't seem to find a clear answer about duplicate content and PDFs . Obviously you wouldnt use the same content on all you tier 1 html properties but is it ok to use the same PDF for your doc sumbimissions?

    I have seen several people say it's better to use different content - but at the same timelets take a real world example... when say a medical-research PDF is published isn't that picked up by a bunch of say medical-journal database sites?

    I have someone doing some work on one of my sites, and they seem to think there's no dup content issues with PDF's.

    Opinions? Or better yet, definitive answers from experienced members?