Google Now Indexing SVG, SEOs Don't Care

Sep 6, 2010 - 9:39 am 4 by

Last week, Google announced they are now indexing SVG, Scalable Vector Graphics.

As a searcher, you can now find SVG documents in the Google index. Google said they will index it as a standalone file or embedded directly in HTML. If you don't want them indexed, you should use the x-robots exclusion feature.

SEOs don't seem to excited about this new indexing capability of Google. Tedster said in a WebmasterWorldthread:

My take - indexing the svg format won't mean anything for ordinary search traffic for a long time, just as indexing swf format has meant very little. But for now, it's good to know that you can find things with the filetype: operator.

Do you agree?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.


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