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Google Is Now Indexing EPUB Files

Google introduced that it’s now indexing .epub paperwork, a format generally used to print books for e-readers. Google is already displaying EPUB books within the search index.

EPUB File Format

EPUB is an XML-based eBook publishing format based mostly on a regular developed by the Worldwide Digital Publishing Discussion board, which in 2016 was subsequently merged with the World Huge Huge Internet Consortium (W3C). The objective of the merger was to deliver collectively digital e-book publishing with the Web in order that they might mutually enrich one another.

Google Indexing EBUB Content material

The intent of merging e-publishing with the Web aligns with Google’s choice to index (and in some unspecified time in the future presumably rank) EPUB content material. The one shock needs to be that it took eight years to take action. The changelog notes that EPUB file format was added to Google’s documentation of indexable file sorts and gives no different particulars.

Google’s official changelog gives a matter of reality notation:

“Including epub to indexable file sorts

What: Added EPUB to the record of indexable file sorts.

Why: Google Search now helps epub.”

Does Google Rank EPUB Content material?

I did a web site:seek for EPUB content material, famous the title of a scientific analysis about consuming contaminated fish in Lake Ontario (“Consumption of Contaminated Lake Fish and Replica”) that was hosted on the area.

I subsequent looked for that doc within the common search utilizing the precise match key phrase phrase and a variation of the key phrase phrase (“Consumption of Contaminated Fish in Lake Ontario”) and Google didn’t floor the EPUB doc but it surely did floor the webpage that contained the obtain to the EPUB doc.

Screenshot Of EPUB Obtain Web page

Google’s official indexable file sort documentation solely notes that the listed filetypes are indexable. At the moment it’s honest to say that Google isn’t rating EPUB paperwork however Google will floor them with a filetype:epub search.

Learn Google’s official documentation:

File sorts indexable by Google

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