Hide older releases from google search results #782

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castaway opened this Issue Mar 1, 2013 · 3 comments

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castaway commented Mar 1, 2013

Quite often someone will come into the #dbix-class channel, and dump a link to an old DBIx::Class release and start asking questions. When quizzed it seems they get these via google searches.

One thing we could do to help this, is to declare a "canonical" url, which google will use instead of the one they are indexing, so for example, the canonical url for https://metacpan.org/module/ELLIOTT/DBIx-Class-0.06002/lib/DBIx/Class/Manual/Cookbook.pod#Grouping-results should be https://metacpan.org/module/DBIx::Class::Manual::Cookbook#Grouping-results

See: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=139394

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monken commented Mar 6, 2013

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rwstauner commented Jun 14, 2013

It looks like this has been done... I see a link/rel=canonical in the head tag on module and release pages

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rwstauner commented Jun 15, 2013

oh, ranguard just did that with 902d792

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