Submitted by : simon at: 2007-09-25T09:20:18-07:00 (10 years ago)
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From GeneralDiscussion: Zwiki has a standard feature designed to prevent wiki spam being indexed (which tends to make the wiki a spam magnet): pages edited within the last 24 hours have a noindex header. In other words, a 24-hour cool-off period before indexing can take place. Via baijum, I heard of a complaint from mgedmin about the zope3 wiki not being google friendly due to the noindex header. Thinking about it, the 24 hour rule seems to have an obvious problem that an actively-edited page might never get indexed! I'm guessing that mgedmin saw page not appearing in google as quickly as he expected. I think we have higher expectations of the speed of search indexing nowadays.

So I've turned off that feature for all wikis (by customizing the template). And I guess it needs to be dropped from Zwiki, as it seems to do a bit more harm than good. Tell me what you think.

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we did that --simon, Thu, 01 May 2008 17:07:08 -0700 reply

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