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What's the difference between book indexing and website indexing?


Asked by Alexandria Leon on Dec 05, 2021 Website construction guide



Book indexing is very different from what is called indexing that refers to website and Internet indexing (which is, like Google, programming code that crawls the net). The requirements and results are nothing alike. Indexing books involves very specific conventions and practices that publishers and authors expect the indexer to know and produce.
Just so,
If you need to find a specific reference in a book, all you have to do is turn to the index page and find the relevant page number. The entries in an index are usually listed in the alphabetical order. Then you can scan that page for the information you need. The index may spread over several pages; index is usually longer than a content page.
Furthermore, An index contains a road map to the content found within a book. Theoretically, “an index is a structured sequence—resulting from a thorough and complete analysis of text—of synthesized access points to all the information contained in the text.” (Mulvany, Indexing Books).
In respect to this,
In layman's terms, indexing is the process of adding webpages into Google search. Depending upon which meta tag you used ( index or NO- index ), Google will crawl and index your pages.
One may also ask,
The so-called automatic indexing software programs being sold are simply not up to the task of indexing a book. Book indexing involves a little bit of manipulating words appearing in a text, which computers can do, but also a lot of understanding and organizing the ideas and information in the text,...