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    Embedded PDF crawlability


    Hi

    Do Crawlers crawl embedded PDFs? If so, does anyone have live example where PDF was embedded and crawled by search engine.

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    Last edited by AliceThomas; May 19th, 2011 at 12:33 AM.
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    Embedded? How? In what?

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    You mean using the <EMBED> element?
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    Looks like they do, or at least Googlebot does.

    However, I'm not sure if that PDF is linked-to from elsewhere besides the <embed> and <object> tags on this page. That needs some more detective work
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    Embedded PDF crawlability


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    Embedded? How? In what?

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    You mean using the <EMBED> element?
    using object tag.
    e.g.
    <object id="myPdf" type="application/pdf" data='<!--$"/assets/"&pdf-->' height="100%" width="100%" style="display:none;"></object>
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    Originally Posted by dzine
    Looks like they do, or at least Googlebot does.

    However, I'm not sure if that PDF is linked-to from elsewhere besides the <embed> and <object> tags on this page. That needs some more detective work
    I've just checked and there's at least one other page that links to the PDF directly. Alas

    Have you set up a test yourself?
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    Are you basically asking if google will crawl and rank a pdf you put on your site for people to view live on your site like the link above? If so yes it will be crawled if linked to and can rank just the same as any other type of page.
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