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format bibbase so it's being indexed by google scholar

SerengetiT 8 years ago updated by Christian Fritz 8 years ago 3

Would be great if the formatting of the entries are compatible with the google bots so it gets indexed by google scholar.

Particularly also for the mendeley databases

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This is a great suggestion! Thanks for the pointer. It is indeed a goal of bibbase to do the SEO (search engine optimization) for its users. So features like this rank highly on my to-do list. I'll look into it.


Update (see comments): this is a non-issue. As for Mendeley papers, we have to respect Mendeley's robots.txt just as much as Google does.

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This is a great suggestion! Thanks for the pointer. It is indeed a goal of bibbase to do the SEO (search engine optimization) for its users. So features like this rank highly on my to-do list. I'll look into it.

Thank you for planning this. I think the most important of the guidelines is that the pdf (or abstract as google calls it) is accessible to robots.
I could not verify this, but it would seem that the google bot categorically avoids the pdf's hosted by mendeley. Entries on mendeley websites are excluded from indexing because it is required to click some buttons to get to the pdf. BibBase could circumvent this!

Google respects the robot.txt instructions set forth by web sites. Mendeley seems to disallow bots to retrieve PDFs: http://www.mendeley.com/robots.txt. BibBase won't -- and shouldn't try to -- circumvent this. If you would like your PDFs to be picked up by Google, you can download them from Mendeley and put them on your personal web site.


I just looked at the Google scholar instructions. For those PDFs that appear on a bibbase page and which are hosted on a web site that Google's bot can access, this should already work.


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This is a great suggestion! Thanks for the pointer. It is indeed a goal of bibbase to do the SEO (search engine optimization) for its users. So features like this rank highly on my to-do list. I'll look into it.


Update (see comments): this is a non-issue. As for Mendeley papers, we have to respect Mendeley's robots.txt just as much as Google does.