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No increase in PDFs in Google


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GoogleGuy Says

PostPosted: August 6, 2003 7:47 PM 

Importance: Medium

GoogleGuy says the stats show that there is no 'global' increase in PDF documents in the SERPs.
GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]
Net_Wizard, if that came across the wrong way then I definitely apologize. When I first saw someone report more pdfs/docs showing up in Google, I went and talked to someone in the crawl team. We went over the stats from crawling and after looking into it in depth we concluded that nothing has changed recently on a global level. Individual searches may vary, but we aren't returning pdfs/docs more often overall. I put out a call for example queries because I still want to dig into it a little more. Coming at things from a perspective where Google has more data, I have to say that it's pretty weird to see parts of WebmasterWorld come to consensus on things that (as far as I can tell) are incorrect. Looking back on my previous post, my dander might have gotten higher than I wanted, and I apologize for that. It's just strange for me to read stuff like "All these pdfs/docs wouldn't happen in the olden days. Google is undeniably going downhill" when I can verify that that the fraction of those docs has not changed. Does that make sense?

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