Support » Plugin: PDF & Print by BestWebSoft » Don't install the free version unless you want to screw your SEO.

  • Really disappointed that you would publish a free version that has the potential to completely screw up your search engine optimisation!!! Dangerous!!

    – There should be rel=nofollow attributes on the PDF buttons
    – There should be <META NAME=”ROBOTS” CONTENT=”NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW”> on all the print pages.

    – Q: How can I prevent my PDF files from appearing in search results; or if they already do, how can I remove them?
    A: The simplest way to prevent PDF documents from appearing in search results is to add an X-Robots-Tag: noindex in the HTTP header used to serve the file. If they’re already indexed, they’ll drop out over time if you use the X-Robot-Tag with the noindex directive. For faster removals, you can use the URL removal tool in Google Webmaster Tools.

    A workaround ( but only if you want ALL your PDFs to not be indexed is https://developers.google.com/webmasters/control-crawl-index/docs/robots_meta_tag?hl=en ).

    What a pain – and dangerous to your site as it creates 2 extra copies of the content and screws up your SEO big time!!

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  • Plugin Author bestwebsoft

    (@bestwebsoft)

    Hi,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    “Do not index pdf and print pages” functionality is available in the Pro plugin version (http://bestwebsoft.com/products/pdf-print/). The functionality presented in the free plugin version is quite sufficient for the most part of our users. If somebody needs more, he/she can purchase Pro version where additional options are available. The basic principle that we follow when creating our plugins is ease of use of our products, and if we add all functionality which all our users would like to have – this will lead to the fact that our products no longer convenient to use due to the large number of settings.
    However, you can make an offer on the plugin development and refinement. We will consider it, and if we deem it necessary, we will make the changes to the plugin in future updates.

    Sincerely,
    BestWebSoft Support Team

    I have had the same experience. It is like the plugin creates pdf pages for printing. Those pages do not have title tags or image descriptions necessary for seo yet, they show up in crawls.
    I have disabled the plugin but the pdf pages still show up in crawls. This is bad business, in my opinion.

    The reply above alone is enough to scrap any idea of using this plugin.
    It makes no sense whatsoever and is not helpful.
    Do not install this plugin.

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