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- Harlan Messinger
October 29, 2004, 5:20 pm
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- Richard L. Trethewey
November 1, 2004, 10:46 pm
Re: Non-HTML formats
Harlan Messinger wrote:
Both Google and Yahoo! index PDF files. Google will also index MS-Word and
PowerPoint files, but I'm not sure if Yahoo! does. You can use the
"site:www.somesite.com" command on both Google and Yahoo! to see the documents
from the domain in question are in the respective indeces. So, naturally, if
you know a non-HTML format document is available through a standard link on a
page that is in the search engine index, if it shows up in the site: command
results, then you know the search engine reads such files. If a particular file
doesn't show up, you can't quite be sure if that search engine reads such files
since they are often handled with a special 'bot that only crawls on an
irregular basis - (odd-numbered Tuesdays, Sergey's uncle's birthday, whatever) -
and it just might not have gotten around to that document yet. Good luck!
Richard L. Trethewey
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