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From Matthias Seidel <matthias.sei...@hamburg.de>
Subject Re: Old AOO referencing in Google
Date Wed, 10 May 2017 22:00:36 GMT
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 pages to offer outdated versions - based on w.oo.o. Of course we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.

Hi Marcus,

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).

Matthias

>
> HTH
>
> Marcus
>
>
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