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Item3628: Prevent Google from indexing irrelevant page parts

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Google indexes the complete page. This contains a lot of 'junk': left bar, tagme tags, "this topic has been moved", etc. We can change the behaviour of indexing by adding Google specific tags: googleoff and googleon.

See: Google Applicance - googleoff / googleon Tags.

The only thing that needs to be indexed is the html header (title, meta) and the topic text. So:

html start <!--googleoff: all--> start of body <!--googleon: all> start of TEXT <!--googleoff: all--> rest of body <!--googleon: all> rest of html

The same method should be placed around the tagme call:

<!--googleoff: all--> TAGME <!--googleon: all> 

-- TWiki:Main/ArthurClemens - 13 Feb 2007

Although useful for public sites, I think it does not fit the TWiki mission. Instead of adding this to the distribution, how about documenting this in the supplemental docs?

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 14 Feb 2007

Yes, but why shouldn't we offer a package that is ready for the web?

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 14 Feb 2007

Yes, that makes sense. We need to build up the infrastructure to easily generate more than one TWiki package, such as one for public sites that has a different registration form, different set of plugins (such as preinstalled BlackListPlugin), and this Google specific stuff.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 15 Feb 2007

The suggested solution only works for Google Appliance; results for Google web search are mixed. We have a different working solution for TagMePlugin.

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 26 May 2007

Summary Prevent Google from indexing irrelevant page parts
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens

SVN Range TWiki-4.1.1, Fri, 09 Feb 2007, build 12817
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Priority Enhancement
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease minor

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Topic revision: r5 - 2007-05-26 - TWikiUserMapping_ArthurClemens
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