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    Hello,

    We built a website for a client and integrated Zoom search into the site. The website is a Wordpress website and is essentially a PDF archive for a weekly newspaper. The issue we are having is that almost all search results are returning the 2014 issues, where there are issues as far back as 2008. I have gone through the User Guide and done my best to configure the indexing appropriately, however I am a little stuck.

    All of the PDF files had been created from original InDesign files and are indexable.

    The URL is http://www.rossmoornews.com any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  • #2
    I had a look at your site.
    You seem to only have a small number of pages in the index. Maybe 50?

    Is the only way to view past issues from the drop down list on this page?
    http://www.rossmoornews.com/past-issues/

    Search engines typically only follow HTML links. And the links in your drop down are not HTML, they are generated by a user mouse selection and a form submission. So the engine can't follow them.

    Try adding some normal HTML links.
    e.g. at the bottom of the 2014 page add this code,
    <a href="/past-issues/?past-issue-year=2013">Prior year</a>

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    • #3
      If the above doesn't solve it, next step would be to validate the HTML code on the /past-issues/ page. Your HTML isn't valid HTML at the moment.

      Then check the Zoom log to see what pages are found and indexed.

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      • #4
        Thank you. I'll work on the suggestions you suggested. I appreciate it.

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