And here’s why:

Maximize your online reach and visibility

When you convert online articles to PDF, you automatically maximize your online reach and your visibility within search engines and make things easier for users who are looking for information to download and save for later. With PDF files on your website, it is also much easier for users to discover your PDF documents by searching specifically for the PDF extension using search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and Bing. This, of course, means extra traffic with no extra effort.

Universal access

A PDF document is one of the most universal file types used around the globe. When sharing PDF files, there is no need to worry about a user’s inability to access, download, and save the document. PDF files are well-known and used everywhere, which means your files remain easily accessible for all users who are interested.

It is also possible to access PDF files regardless of the type of device you are using, whether you are browsing using a laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone. PDF files work with both Android and iOS devices, making them even more universal than alternative file types designed with one provider in mind. If you are familiar with VB net code, follow this guide to generate PDF files in VB.Net. Additionally, PDF files are naturally more compressed and maintain a smaller file size than alternative file types such as .TIFF files, which often require special software in order to open and view the available content included in the file.

Share information with offline users

Saving PDF files to desktops, smartphones, and even tablets allows users to read documents regardless of whether they are online or not connected to the internet. Users are able to save PDF files to their computer’s hard drive, a thumb drive and even the cloud of access at a later time and date. PDF files also help to format content and published articles on your website, making it easier to print without distorting the overall publishing format of your choice. With a PDF file, you ensure your content is printed properly and without eliminating crucial information you want to include.

Easily integrate with web elements

After you convert articles to PDF, it’s possible to integrate additional web elements such as hyperlinks and HTML-specific codex into the document itself. Having the ability to integrate additional elements into PDF files is what makes the format so accessible and appealing.

Password protection available

Implementing password protection on various file types is not always a simple task. However, PDF files make it easy for anyone to create password protected documents. This is a great option if you want to provide password protected PDF files to users who subscribe to premium services or content you offer, or simply require an additional visit to your website to obtain and use the correct password to open the document.

Converting your website’s articles into PDF form helps to streamline how users access the information you provide while allowing alternative methods of saving, printing, and sharing the articles themselves.

 

**About the Author: Sarah Smith is a small business owner currently learning about using the internet to improve marketing. Aside from working on her own business, she likes to use social media and read travel books. You can find her on Twitter.