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scrawl
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Wiki SEO

Post by scrawl » 13 Apr 2018, 15:30

I've noticed that our wiki pages have a really bad or nonexistent SEO ranking. For example, if I search Bing or DuckDuckGo for 'OpenMW Native Mesh Format' trying to get to https://wiki.openmw.org/index.php?title ... esh_Format , that page is not even included the results.

Could this line in https://wiki.openmw.org/robots.txt be causing the problem?

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User-agent: bingbot
Disallow: /

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Re: Wiki SEO

Post by lgromanowski » 13 Apr 2018, 15:36

Hi,
yes, it's most probably caused by that line - few months ago BingBot was behaving very strange by continuously indexing/accessing screenshots page, so I've blocked it. I'll remove that line, maybe its behavior is fixed now.
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Lukasz

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Re: Wiki SEO

Post by magamo » 14 Apr 2018, 15:22

We noticed similar behavior from Bing at Tamriel Rebuilt as well. Continuously indexing the old forum archive, and slowing the site to a crawl on its old infrastructure, as well as causing out of memory conditions with the database engine. I recently unblocked it there after the infrastructure moves were completed.

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Re: Wiki SEO

Post by Atahualpa » 03 Jun 2018, 15:17

FYI: (At least) Bing, DuckDuckGo, and Ecosia are still not listing our Wiki in the results of the OP's search enquiry or any other Wiki-related enquiry.

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