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x/website: google search results have incorrect title for documentation pages #47805

prashantv opened this issue Aug 19, 2021 · 3 comments


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@prashantv prashantv commented Aug 19, 2021

What did you do?

Search google for "golang net http",

What did you expect to see?

The first result to be the documentation for net/http and the title of the result to be the title of the page, http · net/http ·

What did you see instead?

The first result was the correct URL, but the title is incorrect: Documents - The Go Programming Language


This problem seems to affect subpackages, and different searches have different results. E.g., searching for ioutil,
has a title of io.ioutil.ReadAll - The Go Programming Language (picks a specific function).

I think this change is related to the stdlib being redirected to (referenced in

@gopherbot gopherbot added this to the Unreleased milestone Aug 19, 2021
@mknyszek mknyszek changed the title x/website: Search results via google have incorrect title for documentation pages x/website: google search results have incorrect title for documentation pages Aug 19, 2021
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@mknyszek mknyszek commented Aug 19, 2021


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@seankhliao seankhliao commented Nov 16, 2021

I think this can be closed now? Google search appears to have updated the indexed titles


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@dmitshur dmitshur commented Nov 16, 2021

Agreed, nothing more to do here.


@dmitshur dmitshur closed this Nov 16, 2021
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