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Google Add Quick View to PDFs

by David Brooks | 08.10.2009
Google GeneralGoogle recently started indexing PDFs into the engine, today Google have announced that they will start offering Quick View options to users searching for PDFs; this will help speed up the users experience. See below for a quote from the Google Blog:

“Today, we’ve added new links to “Quick View” PDFs in your browser with the formatting intact. The new links are based on the same technology that’s available in Google Docs and Gmail, as well as to webmasters through the Google Docs viewer. We’ve been rolling this technology out to the search results page since July, and as of today we’ve added “Quick View” links to more than 50% of the PDFs in our index. The new links appear at the end of the second line of the result, right underneath the title….”

Read the Google Blog.