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    Analytics Dude Kevin's Avatar
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    PDFs and Meta Tags
    So, if I plan on using PDFs as a downloadable catalog piece, is there a way to have it include meta tags? In particular the meta description and title?

    Not a huge deal, but I was curious, as I didn't really take advantage of Google's love of PDF's as an affiliate. Perhaps I should have, seeing what I see now.....
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    Interesting question. I assumed it grabbed the pdf title as the page title, and never considered where they got the description text. Maybe from the text/meta tags on the page it resides on?
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    Kevin,

    I don't know if this is a good answer to your question but, Google automatically generates an html version of pdf documents as it crawls the web. This HTML file has meta tags and title tag. There does not appear to be a description tag. Since Google is generating this file you would have no control over it. Also, the html pages do not display so as to be able to view all the pages that may be contained in the pdf file.

    Also, when using PDF to deliver information, you should provide an HTML alternative. This is where you would have control over meta tags.


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    Last edited by thecool; September 12th, 2008 at 03:54 PM. Reason: Additional info

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    I did this recently with Adobe Photoshop. Before saving the file >> Go to File menu >> File info >> All the meta tags are here. Title, description, keywords, copyright, etc.

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    Awesome. Thanks all for the input.
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