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From Andrus Adamchik <>
Subject Re: Website FIles
Date Sun, 21 May 2017 13:08:07 GMT

> On May 21, 2017, at 3:59 PM, Andrus Adamchik <> wrote:
>> On May 21, 2017, at 3:48 PM, Michael Gentry <> 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 :)

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