Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#3983 new defect

robots.txt unmaintained and lacks sitemaps

Reported by: jidanni Owned by: grass-dev@…
Priority: trivial Milestone: 7.8.3
Component: Website Version: unspecified
Keywords: Cc:
CPU: Unspecified Platform: Unspecified

Description

Google is returning older versions of man pages instead of the current (v78) ones.

This is due to robots.txt not having been updated since 2015,

$ HEAD https://grass.osgeo.org/robots.txt
Last-Modified: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:14:30 GMT

$ GET https://grass.osgeo.org/robots.txt
Disallow: /grass61/manuals/
Disallow: /grass62/manuals/
Disallow: /grass63/manuals/
Disallow: /grass65/manuals/

And most importantly, the lack of sitemap entries.

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/156184

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by neteler

I have added more entries to the existing robots.txt:

...
Disallow: /grass64/manuals/
Disallow: /grass65/manuals/
Disallow: /grass70/manuals/
Disallow: /grass71/manuals/
Disallow: /grass72/manuals/
Disallow: /grass73/manuals/
Disallow: /grass74/manuals/
Disallow: /grass75/manuals/
Disallow: /grass77/manuals/

Re: sitemap.xml: We are waiting for the initial draft of the new Web page (see https://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Website_migration_plan_2019). With the current oldish CMS is appears to be a "mission impossible"...

I hope that the SEO will then be way better than now.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by neteler

Milestone: 7.8.3
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