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

From: Markus Schaber <m.schaber_at_codesys.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:39:18 +0000

Hi, Ben,

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Ben Reser [mailto:ben_at_reser.org]
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 10. Juni 2014 17:25
> An: Gabriela Gibson; Neels Hofmeyr; Subversion Development
> Betreff: Re: [PATCH] Redirect from old HACKING GUIDE that shows up as
> Nr.2 in Google search, to current Community Guide
> On 6/10/14, 4:43 AM, Gabriela Gibson wrote:
> > 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.
> Even in the same location you may get different results based on
> different search histories. Google does what it can to try and
> provide what it thinks is the most relevant result for you.
> > 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.
> I think that's a short term view. Give it a few days and this branch
> result will disappear completely once the Googlebot gets back around
> to crawling it since I already deleted the branch.
> > 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.
> Both of these suggestions seem good to me. This should result in the
> search term showing up on Google.
> Obviously, they'll take longer to show up correctly in Google since
> we have to wait for the bot to crawl the page again, but in the long
> term it'll be better for users than redirecting them off a wrong page.

One can trigger the google bot to crawl a page, see:

Best regards

Markus Schaber

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