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From Matthias Seidel <matthias.sei...@hamburg.de>
Subject Re: Fwd: Critical issue on forum.openoffice.org and Google Search
Date Tue, 12 May 2020 14:20:49 GMT
Hi Kay,

Am 12.05.20 um 16:13 schrieb Kay Schenk:
> Oops! My misunderstanding. Sorry for the noise.

No noise (and no problem)! Google Analytics and Google Search are really
close together.

BTW: You (and Peter) also have access to the Google Search Console:

https://search.google.com/search-console

Regards,

   Matthias

>
> Regards,
> Kay
>
>
> On Tue, May 12, 2020, 01:39 Matthias Seidel <matthias.seidel@hamburg.de>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Kay,
>>
>> Am 12.05.20 um 01:21 schrieb Kay Schenk:
>>> On 5/11/20 12:33 PM, Matthias Seidel wrote:
>>>> Hi Kay,
>>>>
>>>> Am 11.05.20 um 21:23 schrieb Kay Schenk:
>>>>> Hi Peter...
>>>>>
>>>>> Since I am a Google Search admin for www.openoffice.org, and
>>>>> openoffice.apache.org, I got this also. Disclaimer: I have not done
>>>>> ANY work with the Google Search apis on these sites in quite some time.
>>>>>
>>>>> I actually was NOT aware forum.openoffice.org was set up to use Google
>>>>> Search until I saw this.
>>>> I think, I added it to the list when we had a discussion about outdated
>>>> information regarding SourceForge found by Google Search.
>>>>
>>>> But I don't have access to forum.openoffice.org, so I could never
>>>> complete the step.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>>     Matthias
>>> OK. In the top level of the website source, there is a file called
>>> "skeleton.html" which references the following bit of code --
>>>
>>> <!--#include virtual="/scripts/google-analytics.js" -->
>>>
>>> I didn't dig far enough to find how "skeleton.html" is used ( I
>>> forgot) but this this is example for the google-analytics code snippet
>>> that is used. Basically, this needs to be included in the site you
>>> want analytics to be used on by putting it in the (header) files that
>>> generate the site. And, you might  take a look at recent instructions
>>> from Google. Things change.
>>>
>>> https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1008080
>> Yes, but this is for Google Analytics. I wouldn't want to "analyze" the
>> forum...
>> The procedure for the Google Search Console is the same, it needs access
>> to the root directory.
>>
>> Maybe Andrea can help if he is available again?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>>    Matthias
>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Kay
>>>
>>>>> One of the Google Search admins for forum.openoffice.org could check
>>>>> the current Google search apis that are in use on that site. Changes
>>>>> are occasionally made to the calls, and maybe that is the issue, or a
>>>>> robots.txt for that site is causing this. I don't think it requires a
>>>>> response, but maybe some investigation.
>>>>>
>>>>> Just some ideas...
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> Kay
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 5/11/20 6:02 AM, Peter Kovacs wrote:
>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I have received following mail. Probably because I am listed in the
>>>>>> google-Analytics page.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Does this has some action items? What can we answer Mr John Mueller?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> All the Best
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Peter
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht --------
>>>>>> Betreff:     Critical issue on forum.openoffice.org and Google Search
>>>>>> Datum:     Mon, 11 May 2020 13:37:27 +0200
>>>>>> Von:     John Mueller <johnmu@google.com>
>>>>>> An:     morseidel@gmail.com, kay.schenk@gmail.com, leginee@gmail.com
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Dear webmaster of forum.openoffice.org <http://forum.openoffice.org>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm an analyst at Google in Switzerland. We wanted to bring your
>>>>>> attention to a critical issue with your website, and how it's
>>>>>> available for Google's web search.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> In particular, Googlebot has been unable to crawl URLs from
>>>>>> https://forum.openoffice.org/ . This will cause those pages to drop
>>>>>> out of Google's search results, and will prevent new pages from being
>>>>>> picked up for Search. If you're not aware of this issue, you may
be
>>>>>> accidentally blocking these pages from Google Search due to a server
>>>>>> issue. If you need to block Googlebot from crawling pages on your
>>>>>> website, we'd recommend using the robots.txt file instead.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Should you need to recognize IP addresses of Googlebot requests,
you
>>>>>> can use a reverse IP lookup to do so:
>>>>>> https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/80553
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.
For
>>>>>> verification purposes, we are sending a copy of this message to your
>>>>>> site's Search Console account.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thank you,
>>>>>> John Mueller (johnmu@google.com <mailto:johnmu@google.com>)
>>>>>> Webmaster Trends Analyst
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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