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Re: [PATCH] Redirect from old HACKING GUIDE that shows up as Nr.2 in Google search, to current Community Guide

From: Gabriela Gibson <gabriela.gibson_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:43:32 +0100

On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Neels Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de> wrote:

> ... but please don't be put off by Ben's formal tone :)
> No, not in the least :-)

Fact is, I _did_ forget the 'on the xxx branch' bit(and I'm somewhat rusty
rgds log messages, and knowing what branch is meant is useful), and I was
surprised that Google localises that kind of search. Shopping stuff being
local I can understand, but localising tech info seems strange to me.

I agree that it is a good thing to help people find the location of the
> hacking guide, and I believe it was a bad idea to rename this document,
> the well known one-stop place for new committers.
> What I see in the UK as the first entry is the svn collabnet pages that
redirects to the current document.

Maybe we should delete just the beef of the branch and keep the redirect,
and so hold on to that 2nd place in the referrals which comes up for Bert?
 People will still be looking for the 'Hacking Guide' because it had this
name for years, so it would be good to make us easy to find.

Regards renaming, maybe we could add the word 'Guide' to the current page
after 'Hacking', in the box after the main title, so instead of 'Subversion
Community Guide (aka "Hacking")' we'd have 'Subversion Community Guide (aka
"Hacking Guide")'.

Another thing we could do is add the term 'Hacking Guide' as a meta tag.


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Received on 2014-06-10 13:44:00 CEST

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