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How To Get A PDF Indexed By Google?

How would you Search Engine Optimize a document like a PDF?

Hello Everyone

The other day I was asked by a client “How would you Search Engine Optimize a document like a PDF?“.

I thanked him for a great question, and I explained that it’s very smilier to how you would optimise a standard web page.

After some research this seemed to be a common question people were asking, so today I would like to answer “ How To Get A PDF Indexed By Google? “ in 5 simple steps.

Let’s begin.


1. Make Your Content:

The first step to getting a PDF indexed with search engines is to make the content! Sounds silly but it true When making a PDF Files you must remember that they are typically downloaded and stored by users, so they can read them later or share them, online or offline. One-shot content is ideal for PDF Files. One-shot content like lists, guides, reports, journals and case studies. If it any other type of content you’re better off putting the content into a web page and indexing it instead of a PDF File.

Next, take your content and save it as a PDF File. Most word processing programs can save word documents as PDF Files.


2. Optimize PDF File for Google Search

Your Second step to index a PDF File is to optimise it

Its a lot like how you would optimise a standard web page:

Create and set unique metadata:
Create a title with less than 55 characters and a Description with 150 characters in length.

Make sure that there is a higher text to image ratio, in the PDF:
I recommend one image to every 500 words of text, just for an even balance. Like web pages, search engines can index and rank you based on text content, but not on the image content.


3. Upload PDF File to Web Site

Your third step is to publish it live to the world, uploading the file to your website. You can host it anywhere that is available for the public use. (This includes Cloud Services and other hosting options)

Once you’ve published the PDF, copy the address/path to the file on your hosting this is where it is stored. Then try to load it in your browser, if you can’t view the PDF in your browser, ask your hosting provider and get that PDF showing. Search engines will try and load the file in the same way a browser does. This can be a great way to confirm that the search engines can find your PDF.


4. Ensure PDF File is Visible to Google Search Bots

The fourth step log in to Google Search Console (webmaster tools) using your Google Account that is connected to the business, You must have your site verified as a property with Google Search Console to proceed. In the coming weeks I will be publishing an article on how to get performance data (free) for your site from Google’s Search Console, but till then, you can visit their official website.


5. Submit PDF File to Google Search Index

Once in the Google Search Console account for your company, click on the site property and on the left-hand sidebar navigate to the “Crawl >> Fetch as Google” tool. You can use this tool to force Google’s bots to “Crawl” the PDF File immediately. (this saves you waiting around for Google to “naturally” crawl the PDF File).


So that’s “ How to submit a PDF to Google’s Index? ”. It is pretty simple once you get your head around it and now your PDFs will be optimised and show up in Google’s Search Results Pages.

Please leave us a comment if you have any questions or if you have anything to add.

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3 Things That Happened In Media This Week – 16th Feb

3 Things That Happened In Media This Week – 16th Feb

Hello Everyone

Welcome to another three things that happened in media this week post.

In this post, I will be running through 3 things that you might have missed this week in the media industry.

1. Snapchat is saying it will be giving influencers data about their posts and followers

snapchat 3 Things That Happened In Media This Week

Snapchat is giving those who create “Official Stories,” (which are some of its most popular users) a lot more data about who, why and how they are reaching their content.

Some of the data Snapchat says it plans to share with these influencers:

  • Total views
  • Unique viewers
  • Completion rates
  • Time spent watching
  • Audience demographics for their followers, including gender data and popular age groups
  • Topics their followers care about (travel, food, fashion, sports)
  • Popular geographic regions where their followers live.

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2. What Brands and Sponsored Athletes Can and Can’t Say, Wear and Do During the Olympics

3 Things That Happened In Media This Week

As the Winter Olympics draw near, you may take to Twitter with a message like, “Good Luck to Team GB in the Olympics.”

But if you’re tweeting as a brand, well, Listen to this.

Don’t mention “Olympics” or “Team GB”. Even “good luck” might get you into trouble.

Find Out Why….

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3. Google Start To Block ‘Annoying’ Ads and Its All Backed Up By Google Data.

adblock_chrome 3 Things That Happened In Media This Week

Google has Official confirmed to the publisher Ad Age that an industry trade body tasked with deciding which ad formats web browsers should block. They used the data and research methodology to do it. The trade body, known as the Coalition for Better Ads, last year publicly presented the material in full with Google and 18 company employees’ names removed, describing it as “the Coalition’s research.”

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What do you think this week’s stories in media?

Please feel free to leave a comment.

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What Should I Post? – 10 Tweets You Can Post Every Day.

10 Tweets You Can Post Every Day.

One of the oldest social platforms out there is Twitter. I’ve been on Twitter since early 2010.

Twitter allows users to have a direct conversation style. This style can mean you can easily join in on existing conversations that are happening on the platform. But some people tend not to get it and are more likely to be on Facebook.

In the last couple of years, a lot of the same people have been saying that Twitter isn’t doing well, and Twitter is dead Well; Twitter isn’t dead. In fact, Twitter is still a great platform to have a conversation, and they are continuing to make the platform better with each update.

A lot of people think Twitter is about followers, but it’s not it’s about meeting people, talking to people and building relationships. If you want to these things, you have to take an active role on the platform.

Not just send out a tweet once in a blue moon.

So Let me show you what you can do to help get you started on Twitter.

10 Ideas of what to tweet about every day:

1.  Send out a greeting

Easy Just say hello. Greet the community. Give a shout out to someone your meeting that day or an inside look into what you are doing this morning.

2.  Send @replies

Reply to the people who are talking to you. Don’t ignore them.

3.  Retweet with a comment

You can always retweet (AKA Share) which you should, but if you add a comment to the retweet, it can make it even better.

4.  Reply to a conversation that’s already happening

It could be someone who put a Tweet out in the world, and you think you can add your option too. By joining in, you are meeting new people and will, in turn, increase your following.

5.  Ask a question in a @reply to someone who knows more.

You might not want to do this to a celebrity because they’re probably will not respond, but this is an excellent strategy to get to know a someone or even a thought leader. If you have read their content, ask a question about it. This approach is a great way to show that you’re paying attention and not a spammer.

6.  Participate in a trending topic or hashtag

This tip is an excellent way to get in front of an audience or gain a new one. But this will only work if you are offering something of valuable and relevant to say. Don’t just be a troll (being a D**k); you should try to contribute.

7.  Reply to someone else’s question

This is a neat little trick that I use to find questions, go to the search bar and put a “?” and click on the latest. If there is a question being asked to someone I already follow, I can answer it, if I can.

8.  Share a link to something you made

I often share links to content. If you follow me on Twitter, will you probably want to know when I’ve posted a bit of content. Let people know that I’ve created something new.

9.  Share an inspiring quote

Everyone loves quotes!

10.  Celebrate someone else (AKA shout out post).

Create a Tweet and announce that you are celebrating someone else’s accomplishment. It’s a surprise for that person when they see that you’ve given them a shout out.


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Checking out for the day

I like to let Twitter know that I’m signing off in the evening. But, no fear, they know I’ll be back saying “Hello” in the morning.


Those are the 10 Tweets you should be sending out most days. By Just sending out a few Tweets a day, you will start to build your Twitter audience as you go and create the content you want to publish.

If you have any Tweet ideas, leave those in the comments below

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Best 2018 Super Bowl Ad Highlight

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In this post, i would like to Recap the best Super Bowl Ads of 2018.

Its that time again “SUPER BOWL TIME” which, in turn, means lots of ad breaks for brands to show off there latest products and ad campaigns.

Hollywood was out in full force in this year’s Super Bowl commercials. From Cardi B and Keanu Reeves to Anthony Hopkins and Morgan Freeman.

Our Favourites include Freeman’s lip sync rap battle with Peter Dinklage, Reeves howling with wolves, David Schwimmer feeding Skittles to a talking sandwich, and Danny Devito asking people if they want to eat him.

Watch the day’s best ads below:

First Quarter

Doritos/Mountain Dew

Doritos/Mtn Dew “Doritos Blaze vs. Mtn Dew Ice
Agency: Goodby Silverstein & Partners

M&Ms

M&M’s “Human”
Agency: BBDO New York

Sprint

Agency: Droga5Robot humor.

Skittles

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Second Quarter

Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia “Dundee”
Agency: Droga5

Squarespace

Squarespace “Make It Happen”
Agency: In-house

Pringles

Pringles “Wow”
Agency: Grey New York

THIRD QUARTER

Jeep

Jeep “Jeep Jurassic”
Agency: DDB Chicago/Universal Pictures

Budweiser

Budweiser “Stand by You”
Agency: David Miami

Lexus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caZDomR9Uo4

Lexus “Black Panther”
Agency: Walton Isaacson

FOURTH QUARTER

Stella Artois

Stella Artois “Taps”
Agency: Mother

Monster Products

Monster Products
Agency: NBCU’s Content Innovation Agency

Amazon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8ZMmgPcO-k

Amazon “Alexa Loses Her Voice”
Agencies: Lucky Generals/In-house team D1

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An Easy Editorial Calendar For WordPress With Social Powers

How to Make an Editorial Calendar inside WordPress

I want to show you an easy way to create an editorial calendar inside your WordPress site with all the features you need and you can do this by using a few WordPress plugins.In this article, I want to help you speed up your workflow and get your posts organised. So we will be going though what an editorial calendar is and what you can do with it. I find having it native to WordPress makes it easy and allows me more control & I can also make all the changes I want in place.

If we think back to physical publishing, it was all pen and paper on a pin board but now we have the luxury of all the digital and the publishing platforms. The old way still works and you know what they say if it is not broken don’t fix it. So we have different platforms that try and replicate that same editorial calendar technique, for example, co-schedule or buffer.

I find that I am more proactive writing if I don’t have to switch programmes and when posting I spend most of it in WordPress so just wanted it to be all in the same place and it made sense to build on WordPress.

so let’s get started

 

  1. The Editorial Calendar

wordpress editorial-calendar

Number one is going to be the editorial calendar plugin for WordPress. This a great plugin that enables you to see all your scheduled posts in a kind calendar view, Perfect for what we need. It also has a  sidebar with your unscheduled drafts in them and you can drag them and drop them into the days you want to just like you would on any editorial calendar super easy, right.  You can delete, edit, view, reschedule and see the title and time.

 

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  1.  Post As Menu Items

wordpress post-status-menu-items

The Post Status Menu Items plugin adds shortcuts to the publishing, scheduling, drafting & pending. This a very simple plugin that just adds these menu items similar to custom post types.

 

Allow you to get them quickly and easily

 

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  1. Social Media Auto Publish

wordpress social-media-auto-publish

I wanted and some social integration, a way I could schedule my posts and when you posted a social message to go out automatically to all my readers. So I found this plug-in which lets you publish posts automatically from your blog to social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The plugin supports filtering posts based on custom post types as well as categories.

 

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  1. Good Writer Checkify

wordpress good-writer-checkify

Most of the time I have a pre-post checklist on paper by my desk ready to do blog posts I thought how can I build this into every blog in a kind of form of pre-published post checklist. This plugin allows you to have a pre-post checklist that allows for you to stop people from publishing without ticking the boxes and some other cool features. I find it is a great way to keep the posted updated.

 

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There is so much can do here with different plug-ins. I find that I am more proactive staying in one window. That being said I spend most of it in WordPress, so it just made sense to build on WordPress. What I have always loved about WordPress is its limitless the things you can do & how interchangeable it is.

If you have any questions on any of the plugins or you have any to add please feel free to comment.