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Forum not showing up with google link
« on: November 21, 2013, 12:34:29 pm »
For some reason google showed me this https://en.sfml-dev.org/forums/index.php?topic=9458.0 which is in https not http for https://www.google.de/#q=sfml+supported+minimum+opengl+version.
I know its googles wrong doing not yours (and I remember the other thread where you mentioned its difficult to fix), but readers may wonder why they get the site blocked by their browser, have to accept the "wrong" certificate and then get a garbled page (I guess the css does not get loaded).
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Re: Forum not showing up with google link
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 12:49:02 pm »
Odd that this happens. It's only happening for a few links.

The "best" solution would be to buy a SSL certificate and deactivate HTTP usage. :P
But since nobody will be paying for that, there are two things to do:
  • Redirect all traffic from HTTPS to HTTP with 301
  • Disallow the spiders from searching the HTTPS sites (robots.txt)
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Re: Forum not showing up with google link
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 01:00:48 am »
Given that there's no fix in-sight in centuries for the essentially half broken forum search, it would be really great if things could at least get evened out for the Google search.
Getting a mix of HTTP, HTTPS and WAP links is really a bad way to search, because you will constantly run into the same topics again, but with a different protocol and you'll always have to manually edit the URL to actually get the page shown in the normal HTTP way.

The other website/host maintenance work is so low, can't the search as a core function (regardless whether it goes via Google or intern) get a tiny bit of attention, for the greater good of people actually trying to search and people having to answer the same questions over and over again, due to failing search systems? :-[
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Re: Forum not showing up with google link
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 07:49:31 am »
I can't even work on SFML, so... no website/forum maintenance :-\

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Redirect all traffic from HTTPS to HTTP with 301
Disallow the spiders from searching the HTTPS sites (robots.txt)
Where is the patch? :P
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Re: Forum not showing up with google link
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 07:55:08 am »
Where is the patch? :P
How can you patch... that which is not... patchable?

New GitHub repository for SFML-Website please ;D.
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Re: Forum not showing up with google link
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2013, 09:12:13 am »
I can't even work on SFML, so... no website/forum maintenance :-\
I've notice your activity is lower then usual, so I guess you're extremely busy. However some simple server changes are way easier than doing  C++ design & development and take about the same amount of time, than browsing the forums. ;)

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Redirect all traffic from HTTPS to HTTP with 301
Disallow the spiders from searching the HTTPS sites (robots.txt)
Where is the patch? :P
Where's the repository? :P

HTTPS to HTTP - Edit the .htaccess and add:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} on
RewriteRule .* http://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}

Disallow WAP indexing - Create/edit a robots.txt
User-agent: *
Disallow: /forum/*PHPSESSID
Disallow: /forum/*wap
Disallow: /forum/*wap2
Disallow: /forum/*board=*wap
Disallow: /forum/*board=*wap2
Disallow: /forum/*topic=*wap
Disallow: /forum/*topic=*wap2
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Re: Forum not showing up with google link
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2013, 10:13:48 am »
How can you patch... that which is not... patchable?

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Re: Forum not showing up with google link
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2014, 11:22:07 am »
It's a matter of 5min or even less and would make googling the SFML forum (since you refuse/have no time to look into the internal search engine issue) more useful again.

HTTPS to HTTP - Edit the .htaccess and add:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} on
RewriteRule .* http://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}

Disallow WAP indexing - Create/edit a robots.txt
User-agent: *
Disallow: /forum/*PHPSESSID
Disallow: /forum/*wap
Disallow: /forum/*wap2
Disallow: /forum/*board=*wap
Disallow: /forum/*board=*wap2
Disallow: /forum/*topic=*wap
Disallow: /forum/*topic=*wap2
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Re: Forum not showing up with google link
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2014, 11:54:58 am »
I think, I just saw a bat flying past here, anyone else seen it?
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Re: Forum not showing up with google link
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2014, 11:58:53 am »
It's on my short term todo-list, with the task about anchor links in tutorials. Sorry for not answering your previous message.
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Re: Forum not showing up with google link
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2014, 05:11:31 pm »
Done.

I hope you're sure of your robots.txt, because I don't know how to test it ;)
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Re: Forum not showing up with google link
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2014, 10:12:40 pm »
Still doesn't work for me :(

BTW: How much is a SSL certificate? I got some money left, maybe I can buy one :D

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Re: Forum not showing up with google link
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2014, 10:36:45 pm »
The HTTPS redirection works for me (after you pass the security page that your browser may show).
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Re: Forum not showing up with google link
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2014, 11:01:23 pm »
Yeah, after I pass the security page it works, I think I misunderstood the problem (I thought the problem was the security warning :D )

At least the page looks fine after passing the security warning :)

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Re: Forum not showing up with google link
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2014, 11:14:15 pm »
I hope you're sure of your robots.txt, because I don't know how to test it ;)
Just noticed, that it should be /forms/, but it currently doesn't matter anyways, since there's not robots.txt accessible from anywhere. As far as I know the robots.txt is per domain basis, so you'll need two robots.txt and they should be accessible like so:
http://en.sfml-dev.org/robots.txt
http://fr.sfml-dev.org/robots.txt

The HTTPS->HTTP should be alright, I think Google will pickup the redirect after all, thus ignoring the HTTPS URLs (I hope).
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