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From "Cassandra Targett (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SOLR-13571) Make recent RefGuide rank well in Google
Date Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:33:00 GMT

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Cassandra Targett commented on SOLR-13571:
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I'm not totally against the idea of having a "latest", but I don't quite get why it can't
be a redirect? My gut reaction is that it further complicates the release process, and since
I'm pretty much the only one who ever does it (with one recent exception), I'd like to be
very sure that additional steps are necessary. I'd be more likely to get on board if you were
able to spell out the specific changes to the release process that this would cause.

Maybe it would be simpler to ask Infra to just change that big list of redirects to go to
one single page that says "You have a link to the old version of the Ref Guide, here's where
the latest versions are." Or just have it go to https://lucene.apache.org/solr/guide/. I mean,
it's the internet - stuff moves and life pretty much goes on.

Related to that idea, we need to institute a proper 404 page and redirect rule for it.

There are also a large number of duplicated files in each release - CSS, fonts, images. I
have been recently thinking I'd like to restructure everything so we stop uploading things
that are very unlikely to change from release-to-release, but that is way beyond the scope
here, and I don't have any concrete ideas there yet.

I think it's worth asking if the value we'd get here is worth the effort of more steps to
the process and more duplication of content. It's been 3 years since we moved. I agree that
having the 6.6 Guide rank highest is not good. But perhaps we can fix that in a simpler way?


> Make recent RefGuide rank well in Google
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SOLR-13571
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-13571
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>      Security Level: Public(Default Security Level. Issues are Public) 
>          Components: documentation
>            Reporter: Jan H√łydahl
>            Priority: Major
>
> Spinoff from SOLR-13548
> The old Confluence ref-guide has a lot of pages pointing to it, and all of that link
karma is delegated to the {{/solr/guide/6_6/}} html ref guide, making it often rank top. However
we'd want newer content to rank high. See these comments for some first ideas.



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