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Opened 19 months ago

Closed 18 months ago

Last modified 17 months ago

#4025 closed defect (fixed)

Alter meta robots directive on closed support threads

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by: dd32
Milestone: Priority: lowest
Component: Support Forums Keywords: seo


The meta robots tag on closed support threads is currently set to noindex, nofollow. This should be changed to noindex, follow, to allow crawlers to follow internal links.

E.g., See https://wordpress.org/support/topic/its-working-i-think/, https://wordpress.org/support/topic/best-plugin-454/

Change History (4)

#1 @Otto42
19 months ago

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

We don't want robots crawling internal links for 2+ year old posts. Support posts that old don't have much value.

#2 @jonoaldersonwp
19 months ago

  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

We want them crawling links back into the rest of the site, through the navigation. We definitely want to open this up. These posts are linked to, and being crawled anyway.

#3 @dd32
18 months ago

  • Owner set to dd32
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

In 8044:

Support Forums: Tweak the robots tag to noindex,follow for old (>1 year) topics, and add it to closed topics (>6 months) without replies.

Fixes #4025, #4027.

#4 @joostdevalk
17 months ago

  • Keywords seo added
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