janssens-geert at telenet.be
Fri Nov 18 16:44:02 EST 2011
On vrijdag 18 november 2011, Christian Stimming wrote:
> Dear David,
> indeed. The 1.8 tutorial shows up first, even though robots.txt clearly
> says this URL should not go into the index.
> @Developers: What do we do?
> - Delete the v1.8 (and v1.6 and v2.0) docs altogether from the web page
> - Move them to different location, such as $root/docs/old/*
> - Do nothing
If the 1.8 tutorial still shows up first, that probably means one or several
other (high profile) sites are linking to it. In that case, the robots.txt
doesn't apply 
v1.6 documentation seems obsolete by now. You can't download that version of
GnuCash from sourceforge anymore either. So I'd delete that documentation.
I'm tempted to say the same for v1.8, and at once also clean this up on
We may keep v2.0 for now. I would not move it yet, let's see if google picks
up 2.4 correctly after v1.8 has been removed. Otherwise I'd propose to move
the older docs to $root/docs/old.
Just my opinion.
> Am Dienstag, 15. November 2011 schrieb David T.:
> > Christian--
> > A while back I mentioned that the first hits in a Google search for a
> > Gnucash tutorial returns outdated documentation.
> > I just did a new search on "gnucash tutorial," and the top hit for me is
> > still the v1.8 guide. The svn version is listed second, while the 2.4
> > version in pdf is listed third--at least on my computer.
> > Cheers,
> > David
> > ________________________________
> > From: Christian Stimming <christian at cstimming.de>
> > To: gnucash-devel at gnucash.org
> > Cc: David T. <sunfish62 at yahoo.com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 12:02 AM
> > Subject: Re: Fixing www.gnucash.orgs/docs
> > Am Mittwoch, 15. Juni 2011 schrieb David T.:
> > > Would it be possible to fix www.gnucash.org so that the docs for
> > > version 1.8 don't
> > appear at the top of Google searches? Currently, most such
> > > searches put at least one link for something in
> > > www.gnucash.org/docs/v1.8 in the first few results. This can be
> > > extremely misleading to new users, who may not even notice the version
> > > number in the path.
> > >
> > > Perhaps this portion of the document tree could be zipped up and made
> > > downloadable for that one person out there who still needs
> > > documentation for 1.8, rather than have some seriously-outdated
> > > documentation presented to the average user who uses Google to find
> > > help for their brand new installation of 2.4.6.
> > Thanks for pointing this out. As a very first step, I've added the
> > 1.6/1.8/2.0 paths in robots.txt so that they shouldn't be indexed by
> > search engines anymore. (There is still the 2.2 *and* 2.4 path allowed.)
> > Can you follow up on this issue in a few weeks from now, when the search
> > engines should
> > have picked up this change? If the 1.8 docs still show up more
> > prominently, we should indeed do something about this (such as moving
> > them to another directory "obsolete..."), but maybe we don't need to zip
> > them up.
> > Regards,
> > Christian
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