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Opened 7 months ago

Closed 3 weeks ago

#4769 closed defect (fixed)

Empty user 'favourite' subpages should noindex

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by: dd32
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Profiles Keywords: seo
Cc:

Description

When a user profile 'subpage' is empty (i.e., "no favourites", or "no topic replies"), we should:

  • Remove the canonical URL tag
  • Add a meta robots tag with a noindex, follow valaue.

E.g:
https://wordpress.org/support/users/jonoaldersonwp/favorites/
https://wordpress.org/support/users/jonoaldersonwp/topics/

But NOT

https://wordpress.org/support/users/jonoaldersonwp/replies/
https://wordpress.org/support/users/jonoaldersonwp/subscriptions/

Change History (3)

#1 @dd32
4 months ago

Is there really any reason for any of the https://wordpress.org/support/users/$user/$subpage to be indexed?

Seems like noindex, follow makes sense for all of them.

#2 @jonoaldersonwp
4 months ago

I think there were some objections to this originally, but I'd be very happy to noindex, follow them.

#3 @dd32
3 weeks ago

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

In 9871:

Support Forums: Noindex the child pages of user profiles.

Fixes #4769.

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