Technology & Engineering
edocr Tips and Tricks edocr has so many users and so many uses, and so few really ever push our potential, which makes us sad. This blog post will hopefully help more of you get more out of edocr, and that would be awesome news to us! (many of these tips require a Premium Account) So, please read on, and we welcome questions or comments at any time. SEO - This is an easy one. Share any and all documents for free, but to index your documents via search bots for SEO and linkbacks, you need to have a Premium account. At 83 cents per month for up to 100 document posts, this is a no-brainer. Profile - Your edocr profile is discoverable, so use that space wisely. Some 'about' information, and lots of ways to be contacted. Don't waste that important freebie! Use the space in your profile. Add contact info for phone, address, website, email, Whatsapp, Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and/or Paypal. Page Sidebar - More free space! When uploading a document, make sure to fill out the information section as this text mixes with your post when the search bots crawl the page. This is an excellent way to take a generic article of interest, place it on edocr, and add information about you or your company to grab all the attention for yourself. Include relevant links here, as they will show first and are grabbed first by bots, especially on mobile. (see example below) Categories - Make sure you select an appropriate category for each of your posts as the categories become static landing pages that add to the rank of your document. Education / Charity Uses - Grab a free account by filling out this form online! We love our educational and charity users! Load from URL - Store on googledrive, dropbox or anywhere you want if the storage provides you a URL. Available as an API call too. Page breaks on vertical scroll documents - Set your paper to legal size 8.5 x 14 or at 8.5 x 22 (or some longer size than 8.5 x 11) to cut down on page breaks when viewing on edocr. They will still save as PDF ok, but avoid this if you plan to show with horizontal scroll or as slideshow, or if the intent is to print. PDF Compression - The smaller the file, the faster the page load, which affects user experience and Google ranking. Drop your PDFs here for lossless compression and see how much file size you can save: Accusoft PDF Compression (NOTE: PDFs can be made in all kinds of strange ways and occasionally the compression can mess up, so always visually check before use.) Sign up Followers! - Next to every document you post is an embed button. This allows you to place a viewer on your webpage or blog, but also allows you to create a 'Follow' button or URL string for viewers to follow your entire profile, or just follow one of your collections. Once someone follows you, we verify their email, and then they will get an email anytime you upload or edit a document. The button html looks like this: <div style="text-align: center;"><iframe height="550" width="425" src="https://www.edocr.com/embed/mwjk2rxa"></iframe><p style="text-align: center; font-size: .8em;"><form target="_blank" action="https://www.edocr.com/follow/mwjk2rxa/profile"><input type="submit" value="Follow Profile"></form></div> but add 'profile' to the document GUID, (shown above) and the string effectively means 'follow the owner of this document'. So, to follow edocr's Profile: https://www.edocr.com/follow/mwjk2rxa/profile Now add this to your own sites and be followed! Private Collections and/or documents - edocr is great for sharing documents of any format without having to send an attachment or the need to have the right viewer on your device, but edocr is also a great way to store and share documents that only you or a chosen few have access to. Read more here. Tags / Hashtags - Premium users of edocr can enrich their search terms by placing custom tags on the document post page, which we place at the top of the text to be indexed by google. Read more here. GoogleDocs for quick website editing - This document is an 8.5 x 14 googledoc so that when we think of something to change or add, we quickly can then refresh on edocr to show from the same URL, or website iFrame (more info). Embed edocr documents on your website or blog - Embed PDF, DOC/DOCX, XLS, PPT, TIFF and more on your site. Nothing could be easier! Disable ads on your page - This one is soooo easy. Go into your account settings and switch off! URL Shortener - All edocr URLs have a secret, but let us let you in on it. Edocr dot com = Edo dot cr! Therefore: https://www.edocr.com/v/ewzqqwmv/edocr/Easy-Sharing equals https://edo.cr/v/ewzqqwmv That's right, all edocr URLs have a shortened URL built in. Just use https://edo.cr/v/(8 digit document ID) Templates - Want Docs to know what collection they go in, with the same description and logo/image? Try creating and saving a Template and you will be all set.