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Opened 2 years ago

Closed 8 months ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#19011 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Support forum topics with Cyrillic titles cannot be found via Google

Reported by: SergeyBiryukov Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: major Version:
Component: WordPress.org site Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

None of the topics with Cyrillic titles on ru.forums.wordpress.org can be found via Google. Topics with Latin slugs are indexed properly. Same for the other forums in Cyrillic (bg.forums.wordpress.org and sr.forums.wordpress.org).

This wasn't a big issue three years ago when there were just a few posts, but now that more and more questions are asked and answered each day, it's hard for users to find previous topics and solutions.

According to Otto, there's no robots.txt or anything else blocking Google from indexing them.

This is probably a Google bug, but I've tried to ask on their Help forum, and no one replied.

My guess is this has to do with 4th-level domains currently used for localized support forums. In this case, wouldn't it be possible to switch from ru.forums.wordpress.org to ru.wordpress.org/support/, similarly to English support forums?

Change History (4)

comment:1 SergeyBiryukov2 years ago

  • Severity changed from normal to major

comment:2 SergeyBiryukov2 years ago

Another workaround would be to switch again to numeric permalinks (provided that the current links will remain accessible). Seems like it's possible at least in bbPress 1.1.

comment:3 samuelsidler8 months ago

  • Milestone WordPress.org deleted
  • Status changed from new to closed

Migrated to #meta121

comment:4 SergeyBiryukov8 months ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
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