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From RGB ES <>
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 <>:
> On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 8:31 AM, RGB ES <> 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:
> 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;
>> Could a redirection solve all this problems at once?
>> Regards
>> Ricardo

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