There are a few ways you can increase discoverability of your research:
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A good example of a discoverable dataset can be found at: https://figshare.com/articles/United_States_Commutes_and_Megaregions_data_for_GIS/4110156
Will my data appear on Google?
Yes, we mark up all content uploaded to Figshare to enable identification by Google. This involves configuring meta-tags in line with Google indexing guidelines so that their 'parser' software can identify your data when crawling the Figshare site. Please note it can take a few weeks for Google to index your research. Data from DataCite suggests that Figshare content gets 10x more views than any of the other DataCite DOI minting repositories.
Please note that it can sometimes take up to a few weeks for Google to index the data you have made public through Figshare.
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