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Threads cannot be found in the search nor on Google

Discussion in 'Meta-forum Discussion' started by Baroni, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. Baroni

    Baroni

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    Hi,

    there seems to be an indexing issue with newer forum threads. I cannot find some of our newer forum entries via the search on the top right corner here, nor when using Google directly. This is extremely unfortunate since we have Asset Store threads which cannot be found easily.

    For example, try to find the following thread: forum.unity3d.com/threads/410465/

    In the above search, entering "tanks multiplayer complete project" does find the Asset Store page with a ranking of 3, but not the forum page. Filtering for only forum entries does not help either, it's simply not there.

    Same happens with a direct search on Google, searching for "unity forum tanks multiplayer" finds the outdated entry on the Lithium forum (community.unity.com), but not the actual maintained forum.unity3d entry.

    Another example is Tutorial Designer which can be found in the search here but not on Google.
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2016
  2. mgear

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    Oh, was wondering this few days ago also, having trouble finding few threads using google site:unity3d.com search..
     
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  3. martinvium

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    We had an issue with indexing last week. We deployed a fix last thursday (20th), and from there it might take a day or two for Google to ramp up it's indexing again (looks like it's working well again).
     
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  4. Eric5h5

    Eric5h5

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    Can you disable the community.unity.com site? It really shouldn't be showing up on Google.

    --Eric
     
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  5. martinvium

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    @SaraCecilia mentioned she would look into getting it offline or at least preventing indexing.
     
  6. SaraCecilia

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    Yep, adding a robots.txt file
     
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