Bug 1294225 - Search engines prefer old releases in docs.fedoraproject.org
Search engines prefer old releases in docs.fedoraproject.org
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
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Reported: 2015-12-25 10:21 EST by Federico Leva
Modified: 2016-06-07 18:14 EDT (History)
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Description Federico Leva 2015-12-25 10:21:26 EST
Whenever I search Fedora documentation in search engines without setting a date interval, I end up in docs for fedora 14 or similar. There should be a way to make search engines prefer the most current version of each documentation page.

It may be appropriate to add <link rel="canonical" from all pages to the most recent version of the same page, if existing; or there could be a directory //docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/latest/ or similar, which would be symlinked to 23/ or whatever is the latest version and would be the target of all links.

More on rel canonical:
* https://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2013/04/5-common-mistakes-with-relcanonical.html
* https://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2014/02/faceted-navigation-best-and-5-of-worst.html

Related issues: bug 1284490, bug 1225537, bug 948823, bug 1115469.

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