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Can Search Engines Crawl Content In Pdf Files?

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    Default Can Search Engines Crawl Content In Pdf Files?

    Hello friends,


    Please tell me, Can Search Engines Crawl Content In Pdf Files?

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    Default Re: Can Search Engines Crawl Content In Pdf Files?

    If your Pdf Files is not scanned images then it will defiantly crawl content in Pdf Files.
    Ensure you have good content with correct use of headings, just as you would an HTML document

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    Default Re: Can Search Engines Crawl Content In Pdf Files?

    Generally we can index textual content ( written in any language ) from PDF files that use various kinds of character encodings, provided they’re not password protected or encrypted. The general rule of the thumb is that if you can copy and paste the text from a PDF document into a standard text document, we should be able to index that text.

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    Default Re: Can Search Engines Crawl Content In Pdf Files?

    Do you really think so?

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    Default Re: Can Search Engines Crawl Content In Pdf Files?

    PDFs can be crawled as though they are web pages by search engines. Search engine bots can crawl, index, and rank them, but they lack the data needed to be ideal SEO assets for content producers.

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    Default Re: Can Search Engines Crawl Content In Pdf Files?

    Quote Originally Posted by netsol View Post
    they lack the data needed to be ideal SEO assets for content producers.
    True but they can bolster the overall theme of a website in Google eyes and add additional content

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    Default Re: Can Search Engines Crawl Content In Pdf Files?

    In general, yes, Google does crawl PDFs unless they are password protected or encrypted. If the text is embedded as images, Google may process those images to extract the text. The general rule is that if you can copy \ paste text from a PDF document, Google should be able to search pdf content and index the content.