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#6646 closed enhancement (fixed)

[patch] tell robots to not index archive pages

Reported by: Vaclav Slavik <vslavik@…> Owned by: osimons
Priority: normal Component: FullBlogPlugin
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: Trac Release: 0.11

Description

This patch adds <meta> tags to disallow indexing of archive pages. Rationale: these are usually just garbage in search engine results, unlike individual posts.

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noindex.patch (1.2 KB) - added by Vaclav Slavik <vslavik@…> 4 years ago.

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Changed 4 years ago by Vaclav Slavik <vslavik@…>

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by osimons

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [7622]) FullBlogPlugin: Adding NOINDEX for robots on archive and listing pages. Thanks to Vaclav Slavik for patch. Closes #6646.

comment:2 follow-up: Changed 4 years ago by cory

How are search engines supposed to find my individual blog posts if you've added NOINDEX to all ways of listing posts, including the default entry page to my site? :(

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 4 years ago by osimons

Replying to cory:

How are search engines supposed to find my individual blog posts if you've added NOINDEX to all ways of listing posts, including the default entry page to my site? :(

Search engines are supposed to look for two bits of metainformation: NOINDEX and NOFOLLOW. Turning off NOINDEX just means that it will not index frontpages and listings that may change over time, but it will still follow links into each blog post (with its own unique URL) and index them - we haven't turned off NOFOLLOW for these pages, so engines will continue into each post when crawling the blog.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by cory

Oops. Thank you. I see that now. I was under the impression that INDEX permission was a prerequisite to FOLLOW. Sorry for the confusion.

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