On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 22:56:59 +0000, Chris Kavanagh <> wrote: > My client intends to write lots of content for his website in the > future. It'd be tidier design if I could get him to write that stuff > as PDFs rather than HTML pages. Now I've noticed that Google seems to > return PDFs, so I'm assuming they get spidered now, but does anyone > know if PDFs are especially good or bad in SEO terms? They search an awful lot over at Google, but wouldn't count on the other guys to catch up to them as far as the file types they index on a regular basis: "At Google, we are able to index most types of pages and files with very few exceptions. File types we are able to index include: pdf, asp, jsp, html, shtml, xml, cfm, doc, xls, ppt, rtf, wks, lwp, wri, swf". http://www.google.com/webmasters/facts.html Notice it says "we are able to", not that they do all the time as this page mentions: http://www.google.com/webmasters/2.html cheers, Mark MG Web Services www.mgwebservices.ca Your Canadian West Coast web site development and hosting solution.