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Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Getting better Google search results

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Greg Sabino Mullane" <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>,<pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Getting better Google search results
Date: 2006-08-29 07:56:50
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Wouldn't this be better on -www? :-P

> I had an idea while discussing the limitations of our searching on
> irc with a few folks. As far as Google putting old 7.x and 6.x
> documentation results up, why not create a new subdomain such as
> and stick anything older than a version of two
> there. We could still link to it, and leave some redirects in place
> for old links, but the new subdomain would ensure that they would
> have relatively *low* Google results compared to the more recent
> docs, which is what we want.

Don't we have enough silly domains already? If we want to get rid of
those hits, why don't we just add a robots.txt and tell google not to
index the old docs at all? (If people *need* hits in the old docs, they
can always hit our own search engine for those docs)


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