PDF search engines make it easier to find PDF eBooks, PDF files, and other document files that might be overlooked by other search engines with a wider focus. Looking for document files using a dedicated search engine lets you view results in specific formats, filtering out formats so documents are easier to find. Most search engines will only index the title of the PDF and not the content. This means that you will not be able to search the PDF by queries present in the content.
Using ExpertRec, you can create a PDF search engine that indexes the content inside your website’s PDFs and shows it in your website’s/blog search results. This functionality might be useful for websites that have a lot of PDF content and want to help their site users search for PDF content before downloading them. ExpertRec indexes the entire PDF and not just the title.
For this to work, you will need to have all your PDFs hosted on a cloud with a publicly accessible URL.
Here’s how you can create a PDF search for your website:
- Go to https://cse.expertrec.com/?platform=cse and enter the URL to your PDF.
- The crawl will take some time to complete. Once the crawl is complete, you can take the search live on your website by adding a piece of code.
- Meanwhile, you can check out the demo of the Search functionality on the home page.