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From Marcus <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: Old AOO referencing in Google
Date Thu, 11 May 2017 20:29:34 GMT
Am 11.05.2017 um 00:00 schrieb Matthias Seidel:
> Am 10.05.2017 um 23:21 schrieb Marcus:
>> Am 10.05.2017 um 21:07 schrieb Hagar Delest:
>>> A user raised this strange result: when performing a Google search with
>>> "openoffice download", the 3.4.1 version is the 3rd choice, this tends
>>> to present the 3.4.1 version as a not that old one. Is there a way to
>>> change that from the AOO site?
>>> See: https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=88693
>>>
>>> By curiosity, I tried with Bing. The first result is... Office 365! then
>>> non official sites and the official one in 5th position only.
>>>
>>> Yahoo does not show 3.4.1 (even if the results are rather similar to
>>> those from Bing).
>>
>> interesting topic. Of course, I've also tried a Google search with
>> "openoffice download" and got:
>>
>> - Not a single link to any webpages for a 3.4.1 download (I've only
>> looksed at the first 5 result pages).
>>
>> So, there must be something special in the kind of seaching that the
>> user is doing.
>>
>> However, it doesn't matter. There is no reason to provide download
>> pages to offer outdated versions - based on w.oo.o. Of course we
>> cannot influence what others are offering on their webpages.
>>
>> I've deleted the webpage that is mentioned in the result page the user
>> has posted in the screenshot. As soon as Google is re-indexing our
>> website I expect that this special webpage is recognized as deleted
>> and therefore no longer in the search results.
>
> If you now choose 3.4.1 in downloads you get an Error 404...
> I don't think it should be deleted otherwise the download page must be
> updated (legacy releases).

the 404 is now gone.

Marcus


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