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Opened 3 days ago

Last modified 2 days ago

#4685 new defect

Disallow /changeset in https://core.trac.wordpress.org/robots.txt

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: lowest
Component: Trac Keywords: seo


Add a disallow rule for /changeset.

Change History (2)

#1 @nacin
2 days ago

Why would we block changesets from search? They're very valuable.

#2 @jonoaldersonwp
2 days ago

Because there are ~13,000 low-quality, undifferentiated, unoptimised pages indexed, sucking value out of the rest of the site.

If somebody's willing to invest radical improvements in the trac site to bring it up to standards, we could get away with having these indexed. In their current state, they're a drain.

Are you suggesting that people search/Google for specific queries, and expect/find these pages? Can you give me some example queries and scenarios?

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