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Bug 493 - google search results for "fieldtrip" are much worse than they used to be

Reported 2011-02-13 21:44:00 +0100
Modified 2011-02-16 14:59:26 +0100
Product: FieldTrip
Component: documentation
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC
Operating System: Mac OS
Importance: P1 normal
Assigned to: Eelke Spaak
Depends on:
See also:

Robert Oostenveld - 2011-02-13 21:44:32 +0100

searching for "fieldtrip" used to result in a first place, now it is nowhere to be found "fieldtrip meg" ends up with a NIH site as the first hit (from a collaborator). "fieldtrip eeg" also ends up with lots of sites that relate to us, but not ours. "fieldtrip donders" and "fieldtrip nijmegen" end up on the download page, not the front page. overal the results are weird and suggest a configuration problem (e.g. not allowing the site to be spidered)

Robert Oostenveld - 2011-02-13 21:48:01 +0100

hmm, the page source on the start page shows and suggests that to be a problem for us.

Eelke Spaak - 2011-02-13 22:29:35 +0100

that meta tag is definitely not good; maybe it slipped in there when I changed the template. will fix ASAP.

Eelke Spaak - 2011-02-14 09:53:57 +0100

This had nothing to do with the new template; rather, it was the 'indexdelay' setting ( in dokuwiki's configuration manager. I have set this to 0, thereby removing the noindex,nofollow tag. However, this meta tag must have been there already when the new template was installed, so I am not quite sure this is the cause of the worse search results. The setting might have been reset by the latest dokuwiki upgrade (which occurred after the template change), though. Let's wait and see what the effect on search results is.