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Opened 9 months ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#3949 new task

Old news trackbacks/pingbacks which return a non-200 status should be deleted

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: lowest
Component: General Keywords: seo
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Description

Old news posts (like https://wordpress.org/news/2004/05/heres-the-beef/ and https://wordpress.org/news/2007/09/preparing-for-23/), accumulated a lot of pingbacks/trackbacks. Many of those domains/pages are now dead, however, and as a result, we're linking out to a lot of dead ends.

This is back for our users, and, indirectly, bad for SEO.

We should procedurally delete any trackback/pingback which originated < 2016* where the URL returns a non-200 status.

*Somewhat arbitrary cutoff

Change History (2)

#1 in reply to: ↑ description @jonoaldersonwp
8 months ago

Old news posts (like https://wordpress.org/news/2004/05/heres-the-beef/ and https://wordpress.org/news/2007/09/preparing-for-23/), accumulated a lot of pingbacks/trackbacks. Many of those domains/pages are now dead, however, and as a result, we're linking out to a lot of dead ends.

This is back for our users, and, indirectly, bad for SEO.

We should procedurally delete any trackback/pingback which originated < 2016* where the URL returns a non-200 status.

*Somewhat arbitrary cutoff

*This is bad for our users.

#2 @jonoaldersonwp
7 months ago

  • Keywords seo added
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