[pmwiki-users] Group home pages indexed twice in search engines

Roman romat2 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 17:07:53 CDT 2006

On 10/27/06, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 11:43:57PM +0200, Roman wrote:
> > I've noticed that group home pages of my site are indexed twice in
> > search engines - as http://server/Group/HomePage and
> > http://server/Group. SEO and search engine guidelines don't recommend
> > it (for example Google says in webmaster guidelines: "Don't create
> > multiple pages, subdomains, or domains with substantially duplicate
> > content.").
> >
> > The only place where I have non-qualified group links is in skin tmpl,
> > where it is defined the same way as in pmwiki default skin:
> >
> > <div class='pagegroup'><a href='{$ScriptUrl}/{$Group}'>{$Group}</a> /</div>
> >
> > I would like to have something like
> >
> > <div class='pagegroup'><a
> > href='{$ScriptUrl}/{$GroupHomePage}'>{$Group}</a> /</div>
> >
> > Can anybody help to define $GroupHomePage page variable?
> Normally PmWiki returns a redirect when a page is requested
> without a full pagename -- i.e., turning a request for
> http://server/Group into a redirect to http://server/Group/HomePage.

I know, but some search engines, particularly Yahoo, probably does not
take it into account. Even if I publish sitemap for them with only
fully qualified pagenames.

> Do you perhaps have $EnableFixedUrlRedirect set to zero?

I tried it but it does not avoid different links to group homepages
(which causes duplicate indexation). It would require all links like
[[Group/]] to generate HTML links http://server/Group and not
http://server/Group/HomePage as today. Also, I can't guarantee that
all users are using [[Group/]] links instead of [[Group/HomePage]].

> Pm

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