Google Search Appliance to use PDF title when displaying results list?

Posted on 2010-01-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Right now, when google builds it's search results it grabs the title from like the first line of the PDF instead of using the "title" property of the PDF.

Can this be changed?

Question by:sayguh
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ID: 26296979
sayguh--Give us an example.
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sayguh--Do the "Search in Title" suggestions on this page
http://www.google.com/support/?hl=en right column

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That link seemed to go to the main help page.  Is that the link you meant to use?  

If you do a search on our Google Search Appliance for a certain PDF...   the title (in the returned results) will show "Info-medicaments".

This is the first line of the text in the PDF.    However, if download the pdf and open in adobe reader, and then view the PDF properties (metadata), the title will say "Medication Information Card - Bulk Agents".

I was wondering if Google is able to use those "title" field from the PDF metadata
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sayguh--I have a feeling that the "Search in Title" info was under Google Tips in the Right Column and that changes every day or even more frequently.  I can no longer access.find it.
Does this offer any help?

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Afraid not jcjmarron but thanks for attempting.

As it turns out it came down to the Word template being used to create the PDF.   Certain ones would work and others wouldn't.  When the PDF was recreated using the working template the Google Search Appliance was able to properly grab the Title from the PDF metadata.

I guess the bad versions had something corrupt or something going on that the Google appliance didn't like in the background.

I'll close this question now

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