[Haskell-cafe] Page rank and GHC docs directory organization

Robin KAY komadori at gekkou.co.uk
Thu Jul 22 11:02:47 EDT 2010

  On 22/07/10 15:33, Ryan Newton wrote:
> So is the 6.12.2 target accruing pagerank rather than the latest one?
> Even if someone links the /latest/ URL? If that's the problem, would
> it fix things just to make latest/ a full directory structure in its
> own right (a clone rather than redirect)?

For the URLs under 'latest/' the server returns a "301 Moved 
Permanently" response, which is used to indicate that the original URL 
is no longer in use and that references to it should be updated to the 
target URL [1]. Hence, search engines will only index the targets of the 
redirects and ignore the original URLs [2]. Using a "302 Found" redirect 
instead might produce better results, at least for Google [2].

[1] http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html#sec10.3.2
[2] http://www.bigoakinc.com/blog/when-to-use-a-301-vs-302-redirect/

Robin KAY

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