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Acrobat and Document Titles for SEO

looks to be a glitch

     

chewy

4:03 pm on Nov 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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When I view my Adobe Acrobat files in Acrobat (say locally), the Document Title (properties) shows up correctly in the top blue bar.

However when I view that very same file via a browser (FF or IE) locally, the blue bar reflects the file name.

This wreaks havoc on our SEO efforts on these pages.

Is this a glitch in AA? Has anyone else experienced this?

Is there a work around?

Thanks,

-C

pageoneresults

5:00 pm on Nov 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member pageoneresults is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Go to File > Document Properties > Initial View

Be sure to go to File > Document Properties > Description and enter the appropriate information.

You can also right click the pdf and go to Properties to change the file name directly.

Note: Properly optimized pdfs rock given the right circumstances. A well structured pdf is almost as good, if not better than, an actual web page in some instances. :)

chewy

5:36 pm on Nov 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



P1R,

Yes, they can rock, but in this instance they don't.

What you advise is exactly what I am doing as per the instructions.

When I view this in AA, the document title shows fine, as it should, as would be perfect for SEO.

When I view this same file in FireFox or Internet Explorer, the title (in the blue bar) shows the name of the file, not the document title as it should.

I'm using AA 8 Professional - however I see they were originally produced in PrimoPDF and this might be contributing to the problem.

Editing at the properties level (right click on file) is helpful but doesn't change how it is viewed in a browser - which is presumably how Google would see it.

-C

pageoneresults

6:05 pm on Nov 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member pageoneresults is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



When I view this same file in FireFox or Internet Explorer, the title (in the blue bar) shows the name of the file, not the document title as it should.

You're executing a downloaded file which in this instance the browser title is going to reflect the file name. ;)

Search for the files using a site: ***.pdf search and you'll see how Google handles the Title Elements and also how it generates snippets. You have complete control (almost) over those too. It all comes down to how the PDF is structured.

 

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