How does Google rank images?

If the text is embedded as images, we may process the images with OCR algorithms to extract the text. What happens with the images in PDF files? A: Currently the images are not indexed. In order for us to index your images, you should create HTML pages for them. To increase the likelihood of us returning your…

How does Google index PDF files?

PDFs in Google search results Q: Can Google index any type of PDF file? A: 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…

Noindex vs Nofollow vs robots.txt

What is noindex? This is a value accepted in the content attribute of a robots meta tag. This meta tag is an HTML element placed  in the head of a page and prevents search engines from including the page in search results (hence “no index”). Here is how it’s used alone:  <meta name=”robots” content=”noindex”> It…

SEO Best Practices for International Content

Multi-regional and Multilingual Sites A multilingual website is any website that offers content in more than one language. A multi-regionalwebsite is one that explicitly targets users in different countries. Some sites are both multi-regional and multilingual (for example, a site might have different versions for the USA and for Canada, and both French and English versions of the Canadian content).…