Sign up for our daily recaps of the ever-changing search marketing landscape.
Google Search Now Indexes & Crawls SVG Files
The Google Webmaster Help blog announced they are now indexing SVG files and documents. SVG is a royalty-free graphics format typically used on the web for fancy font usage.
We index SVG content whether it is in a standalone file or embedded directly in HTML. The web is big, so it may take some time before we crawl and index most SVG files, but as of today you may start seeing them in your search results. If you want to see it yourself, try searching for [sitemap site:fastsvg.com] or [HideShow site:svg-whiz.com]
Don’t want your SVG files indexed by Google? No problem, just block them via the x-robots exclusion protocol.