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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [WEBSITE] broken link on mac porting page
Date Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:12:14 GMT
On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 8:36 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> Sorry for top posting, but I think we've discussed this enough to have
> a sense of what our constraints are.
>
> A quick proposal:
>
> Let's start from this page:
>
> http://www.openoffice.org/product/
>
> That is linked to prominently from the homepage and the top navigation bar.
>
> I propose adding a new section to the left navigation panel, between
> "Products" and "More".  The new section will be called "Platforms" and
> will link to four pages:
>
> 1) Windows
>
> 2) Mac
>
> 3) Linux
>
> 4) Ports
>
> The first three will be new landing pages.  The last one will link to
> the existing /porting page.
>
> Each of the platform pages will have basic system requirements and a
> link to the download page. They pages can grow to contain (or link to)
> other platform specific instructions or FAQ's.
>

As an example, here is what the windows page might look like:

http://www.openoffice.org/product/windows.html

We could try to keep the other platforms in a parallel form.

-Rob

>
> -Rob
>
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 8:35 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 2:18 AM, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
>>> Rob Weir wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I could see /platforms/mac if we imagine creating in the future
>>>> similar landing pages for Windows or Linux.
>>>> Note that today, a query of  "OpenOffice for Linux" has this ancient
>>>> page as a #1 hit:
>>>> http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/setup-linux.html
>>>> And the #1 hit for "OpenOffice for Windows" is not even at our
>>>> website.  It goes to CNet's download.com page.
>>>
>>>
>>> Very interesting. Indeed this could also be the way to catch users who look
>>> for "OpenOffice Portable", for example, and should know that we do have a
>>> (third-party, from winPenPack) version available; they are now offered an
>>> ancient version since OpenOffice Portable has not been updated yet. The
>>> updated version is not on the first page of search results.
>>>
>>
>> Exactly.
>>
>> In the last month we've seen the following related queries:
>>
>>         openoffice portable     2,500
>>         open office portable    1,000
>>         openoffice portable italiano    150
>>         apache openoffice portable      16
>>         portable        90
>>         openoffice portable download    16
>>         portable openoffice     12
>>         openofficeportable      <10
>>         office portable         <10
>>         openoffice portable日本語版         <10
>>         openoffice portable 3.4         <10
>>         openoffice 3.4 portable         <10
>>         openoffice portable deutsch     <10
>>         openoffice.org portable 日本語版    <10
>>         portable open office    <10
>>         openoffice.org portable         <10
>>         openoffice portable 日本語         <10
>>
>> For many of these queries the #1 page is the German page:
>> http://www.openoffice.org/de/downloads/oooportable.html.  That is not
>> the optimal page for most of these queries.
>>
>> -Rob
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> Regards,
>>>   Andrea.

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