Zulip Chat Archive

Stream: general

Topic: Duckduckability of documentation


view this post on Zulip Gabriel Ebner (Jul 08 2020 at 08:02):

Motivated by @Jasmin Blanchette's rant on the other thread, I tried googling for pp_nodot. To my surprise, it didn't find anything official:

But neither duckduckgo nor google nor bing find these:

Resident computer expert and SEO guru @Rob Lewis, do you have any ideas?

view this post on Zulip Rob Lewis (Jul 08 2020 at 08:33):

The Zulip archive doesn't generate a sitemap iirc. This would probably help a little. It definitely gets crawled anyway, and Google directs traffic there, but not as much as you'd hope.

view this post on Zulip Rob Lewis (Jul 08 2020 at 08:33):

Why it misses the PR, I have no idea. I've always thought Google was pretty good about directing to Github issues/PRs.

view this post on Zulip Rob Lewis (Jul 08 2020 at 08:34):

Maybe it's because pp_nodot only appears in <code> on the page? This is a random guess.


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