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Do we need to SEO our PDF files on websites?

Abstract: PDFs are mainly for download or print out, but why not make them helpful to your visitors – both humans and search engine spiders, and you will be surprised.
Do we need to SEO our PDF files on websites?
 

As we know that a lot of our clients post PDF on websites, they offer them as specifications, brochures, or something else for their visitors to download. Few people have thought about the optimization of them, then you got to take the chance to go beyond, please keep reading to find out how. 

Let’s starts with search-friendly doc names. Please make sure that these file names are useful for robot to track and display on SERPs, so don′t call it abcd.pdf, call it (for example) gas turbine parameters. PDF

Tackle your PDF′s title tag and deion and Alt tags in the same way you optimize these of other web pages, make them informative and concise.

If you′re using Acrobat, there′s a way to view “Additional data.” You′ll find additional space to fill out there. Some search engines may rank some of these, so you may want to fill them out as complete as possible.

Now you′ve completed all the onsite details, It’s time for offsite ones! I mean links. You′ll definitely want to add a link in the document back to your website, for both the search engine spiders and your human readers. If other websites decide to host a copy of your PDF, that link in the document becomes a backlink to your website. Obviously you won′t want others to remove that link easily or edit your PDF. So please write-protect it before loading it online. 

In a word, PDFs are mainly for download or print out, but why not make them helpful to your visitors – both humans and search engine spiders, and you will be surprised.
 
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