[Roadmap] the 'old roadmap' and Google

Jon Stahl jonstahl at gmail.com
Mon May 7 21:03:38 UTC 2012


Mark-

I don't know much about SEOs and iframes, but perhaps we can add some
explanatory/brief introductory text to the new roadmap page to please
the Googlebot.  That plus a proper redirect from Trac should do us,
I'd think.

:jon

On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 7:36 PM, Mark Corum <mark at plone.org> wrote:
> I think this is a very good suggestion.  I think using a properly
> crafted redirect would have the best chance of preserving the Search
> Engine rankings that this page currently has rather than having to
> start over.
>
> Current SEO logic says the iFrame will hurt our rankings - but I saw
> last night the code produced by the Google docs export and it was NOT
> pretty at all.  Is there a good way to get formatted text from Google
> Docs and into Plone without having to start over?
>
> Mark
>
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> On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 3:28 PM, Matt Hamilton <matth at netsight.co.uk> wrote:
>> Jon et al,
>>   When you do a Google search for 'plone roadmap' you get the 'old roadmap'
>> as the first result:
>>
>> https://dev.plone.org/roadmap
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>> As the new roadmap is an iframe from Google Docs I don't know how well it
>> will fare in the search results compared to the old one which has been
>> around (I guess) since we started using Trac 10 years ago. I presume it will
>> eventually be more popular as more links come in to it over time.
>>
>> Obviously we want someone who does a search for 'plone roadmap' to get the
>> nice new shiny one we have produced. esp. given the previous thread on
>> trying to make sure this one is the most 'obvious' one so as to prevent
>> confusion from people catching point-in-time snapshots presented in
>> presentations and talks.
>>
>> Do you think it would be possible and/or desirable to either remove the old
>> page at https://dev.plone.org/roadmap and redirect to the new one or put a
>> very large and obvious bit of text and link at the top of that page to point
>> to the new roadmap. Do people still use the Trac Roadmap? Is it useful?
>> Could it be somehow renamed to something more appropriate? e.g. 'progress'
>> or 'status' or something that better describes it than a roadmap?
>>
>> -Matt
>>
>> PS. just to avoid any confusion I am asking for discussion and opinion on
>> this suggestion, I am not asking it to be executed without agreement it is a
>> reasonable idea
>>
>> NETSIGHT
>>
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