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From RGB ES <rgb.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [WWW]Some trouble with the new URLs for the forums
Date Sun, 26 Aug 2012 15:03:00 GMT
2012/8/26 Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>:
> On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 8:31 AM, RGB ES <rgb.mldc@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Adding to the (lack of) redirection problem between the old and the
>> new URL expressed on other threads, there are other problems reported
>> by users. The first one is that forum notifications still arrive with
>> only the old URL. Also, there are users experimenting problems with
>> automatic log-in not working on the new URL.
>>
>> Another point that came to my mind is what happens with web crawler
>> bots registered on the forums: I think that google, yahoo and all the
>> others are still logging on (and indexing) the old URLs and ignoring
>> the new ones. In fact, when you perform a web search on google, for
>> example, about AOO all results that point to the forums show the old
>> URL...
>>
>
> Are we exposing two different URL's for the forums, with the same
> content?

Exactly. You can enter the forum from both, the user.service... and
the forum.openoffice... addresses.


 If so that is bad for Google.  It could penalize the forums
> in search results due to the "duplicate content penalty"  (essentially
> it looks spammy to have identical content at multiple different
> URL's).
>
> See:  http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2008/09/demystifying-duplicate-content-penalty.html
>
> The preferred way is to either:
>
> 1) Redirect from the old URL to the new URL
>
> or
>
> 2) Use the re="canonical" directive to ;et Google know what the
> preferred URL is;
> http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/02/specify-your-canonical.html
>
>
>> Could a redirection solve all this problems at once?
>>
>> Regards
>> Ricardo

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