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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#5854 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

SEO Problem With Trackback

Reported by: nberardi Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
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Hi there I have recently noticed a SEO problem with how trackback is being handled. Google is finding the trackback link in the RDF. (http://www.somesite.com/2008/02/my-post/trackback/) And hitting it.

But apparently Google doesn't understand the Refresh header and is entering the trackback in their index. This pretty much make half of my site a duplicate content penalty.

I have been told the reason that the Refresh is in the header, because of some ancient IIS bug that has been fixed for about 5 years now. As described in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q176113/. Since IIS and Apache have almost the same market share now (Reference), and the vast vast majority of those IIS servers are IIS 6.0 which isn't effected by the bug listed in Q176113, I think it is time to get rid of the Refresh Header and standardize that part of WordPress.

It is really causing major headaches with those of use who love WordPress, but also love Windows Server.

Please consider my request for a future release. It will mean a lot to all of use Windows/WordPress users.

Change History (1)

#1 @Denis-de-Bernardy
9 years ago

  • Milestone 2.9 deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

trackback urls have been outputting nothing for quite a while

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