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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Forrest sites google ranking
Date Sat, 07 May 2005 09:10:51 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> I just noticed that the changes in the Forrest site have resulted in a 
> complete loss of our google ranking. That is we currently have a rank of 
> "n/a". Prior to the redirects we had a very healthy 7.
> 
> Since our redirect will change every time we release a new version this 
> loss of ranking will happen with each release.
> 
> Of course, the Google engine still has the old indexes and these links 
> will be redirected when the user arrives. My concern is that over time 
> we will suffer because of this.
> 
> I think we need to change the website so that we have an index.html page 
> that is consitent through all releases. However, I do not claim to fully 
> understand the Google ranking algorithm, so please correct me if I am wrong.

I wonder if we just need to use "AliasMatch" directives
for apache httpd rather than the RedirectMatch that we are
currently using.

--David

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