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From Michael Gentry <blackn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Website FIles
Date Sun, 21 May 2017 13:13:10 GMT
There is no robots.txt file on production, though, so the link will be
found there.  I'll update it.


On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 9:08 AM, Andrus Adamchik <andrus@objectstyle.org>
wrote:

>
>
> > On May 21, 2017, at 3:59 PM, Andrus Adamchik <andrus@objectstyle.org>
> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> On May 21, 2017, at 3:48 PM, Michael Gentry <blacknext@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> That's the main change.  I also added a link to the Staging CMS site
> since
> >> I had to dig that up (didn't know it offhand).
> >
> > Exposing staging links publicly and adding more weight to them by
> creating links from the main site will be bad for SEO (a link to a second
> copy of the site will confuse Google as to which is the primary page). Wish
> we had the ability to set <link rel="canonical"../> for each page to help
> Google. So maybe remove the <a> tag from that link, and simply keep the
> text?
>
> On the other hand, it seems that the CMS already takes care of it by
> automatically placing a restrictive robots.txt on staging containing this:
>
> User-agent: *
> Disallow: /
>
> So my worries may be misplaced, but since search engines are complete
> blackboxes, you can never be 100% sure :)
>
> Andrus

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