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The thing is I would like to understand how they do it. All these high quality links are from PDF files - so my analysis tools tells me. But when visiting the PDF's I cannot find the specific the link - also it would not make sense if my competitor had a link in these PDF's.
Obviously something sneaky is going on. But what? Anyone know anything about this?
But Google started using technology called optical character recognition ( OCR ) to extract text out of the PDF’s from late 2008 onwards.
What it basically does is that it takes the snapshots of PDF’s as input, runs optical character recognition on them and index the text just like regular text.
If it can see the text, it would be seeing the links too?
If you want to know geek details about the open source OCR software that Google sponsers, OCROPUS –
refer to: [code.google.com...]
(If you have Acrobat Pro 9, you can see the option under Documents => OCR Text Recognition => Recognize Text using OCR)
Well, I would think about the value of that tool for a minute, and just perhaps ... I'd ask the tool maker what was up with that before I scrapped it.