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24 February 2013 @ 07:23 pm
A Question for Web Geeks  

I now have copies of a bunch of RUNEs—courtesy of Lynn Anderson—that I am carefully decollating and scanning to PDFs; once done, I’m planning to post/host them on my web page(s). What would be nice is if someone googlebingyahoo!s, say, “Don D’Ammassa”, they’ll find a reference to the PDF of RUNE 44 which contains his article, “The Magical Journeys of Robert M. Green, Jr.”

The Question: What do I do so the web spider crawler engines will notice and capture that information?

  • Is there sufficient space in PDF metadata to add full index text there?
  • Do I stuff a bunch of text into the html link tag for the PDF?
  • Or what?

Simply running the Acrobat OCR Text Recognition function and leaving the resulting text embedded in the PDF wouldn't work since there would be too many errors for it to even vaguely reflect the contents and/or be findable.

Thanks!

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et in Arcadia egoboo: Ada  Lovelaceapostle_of_eris on February 26th, 2013 03:39 am (UTC)
So how about a ToC or index page of minimal HTML/CSS for the spiders?
Fred A Levy Haskell: bal tashchitfredcritter on March 4th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)

In a way, I ended up using your suggestion too, Mr. eris; in that I've included the ToC in the text of the fanzines page on my site, next to the clickable RUNE-cover-image-link. I've even worked ahead—the page now contains the ToCs of a bunch of the RUNE I have and will be scanning and posting.

et in Arcadia egoboo: Chicago (from Adler)apostle_of_eris on March 5th, 2013 03:36 am (UTC)
“Mr. eris”?
Either plain old "eris" or "Pope eris".