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Bug: Google Follows skin, raw, and other links

Google follows all links on a wiki page, including the Printable and Raw Text links. Printable isn't a problem, but sometimes the raw text link is returned higher in the result. The googler follows it, and they find themselves looking at TWiki source. Please advise for server configurations to help this.

Test case

http://www.google.com/search?q=google+site:twiki.org

At the time of this writing, if you google for google on google, and limit it to site:twiki.org, the first link returned is to http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Wikilearn/WebSearch?raw=on

Environment

TWiki version: TWikiRelease01Sep2004

-- KenMankoff - 29 Oct 2004

Follow up

It also doesn't help that there is no link to the topic in normal view. This is because raw is a special kind of view, and a topic view wouldn't normally need to contain a link to itself.

-- SamHasler - 29 Oct 2004

Older topic revsions are not indexed by Google.

The template file has a <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> tag that gets removed only when looking at the top revision of a topic.

Something smilar can be done for raw views.

-- PeterThoeny - 30 Oct 2004

Fix record

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Topic revision: r3 - 2004-10-30 - PeterThoeny
 
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