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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Forrest sites google ranking
Date Tue, 10 May 2005 15:55:24 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
> 
>>David Crossley wrote:
>>
>>>Ross Gardler wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>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.

...

> Instead i have used a different mechanism. On the server there is now
> a 'svn co' of the 0.6 docs into the top-level of our website.
> When it comes time for the 0.7 release, we just need to remove them
> and checkout the 0.7 docs in their place.

Sounds just fine.

> Sorry for wrecking our Google rank.

Well we were all here when this solution was discussed, so I guess we 
are all sorry, but there is good new...

The good news is that with your new solution our home page has actually 
gone *up* in the rankings. We are now ranked at 8, which is pretty damn 
high (it's appears to be a logarithmic scale from 0 to 10, although 
Google do not publish their exact formula).

Ross

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