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Opened 2 years ago

Closed 6 months ago

#1752 closed defect (maybelater)

Hide outdated plugin's review page from search engines

Reported by: obenland Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords:
Cc:

Description

A Google search for a plugin that hasn't been updated in over two years yields no results from the plugin directory itself, the same is not true for the review page however.

Example: https://www.google.com/?q=shareadraft

The support page doesn't show up either.

Change History (4)

#1 @samuelsidler
23 months ago

Is this a Plugin Directory bug or a Support Forums bug? :)

#2 @Ipstenu
17 months ago

I think this is support forums, but ... If people are still leaving reviews on a plugin that's 2+ years without an update, the reviews are still valid, aren't they?

Ping: @jmdodd @otto42

#3 @Otto42
17 months ago

In the current directory, plugins older than 2 years get a noindex to prevent this. That was never extended to the reviews section of the page, because it was in the support forums.

Whether that noindex continues to extend to the new directory or not, given the changes there, is up for debate.

#4 @tellyworth
6 months ago

  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed
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