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Re: Google displays 2.9 doc

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Google displays 2.9 doc
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 09:56:40 +0100
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Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> writes:

> Op donderdag 12-11-2009 om 08:55 uur [tijdzone +0100], schreef David
> Kastrup:
>> Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> writes:
>> > I'm not sure the solution to remove al older v2.9 etc. from google is
>> > a smart thing to do.
>> I think it is much better than the alternatives.
> Does that include the alternative: Google fixes their alpha/numerical
> sorting blunder (v2.9 is bigger and thus more important than v2.12)?


> Possibly we can help google with that, by adding a date to each page.
> Possibly there is another way to make google favour v2.12 pages over
> v2.9 without having to pull v2.9 alltogether?

Putting v2.9 into robots.txt does not "pull v2.9 alltogether".  It means
that only _we_ rather than search engines will link to it, and can tell
people just _what_ to expect when following those links.

David Kastrup

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