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Re: Thoughts on wpd.mx domain

From: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:48:29 +0300
Message-ID: <CABc02_KC4hEp1OgoL7pLt-Bhje+ErWGdWTfgEwwugjrcy31L6A@mail.gmail.com>
To: pdsouza <pdsouza@about.com>
Cc: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
w/ is for internal/administrative MediaWiki pages, I would not use it.


☆*PhistucK*


On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 10:46 AM, Patrick D'Souza <pdsouza@about.com> wrote:

>  I agree. How about using webplatform.org/w/some-short-thing? /w/ is
> Disallowed in robots.txt although I'm not sure when and why that rule was
> put in place.
>
> - Patrick
>
>
> On 04/23/2013 03:40 AM, PhistucK wrote:
>
>  I think webplatform.org/some-short-thing is too simple and can be
> problematic.
>  It would be better if we at least prefix it somehow -
> webplatform.org/*s/*some-short-thing
>  That would also be easier to disallow in robots.txt.
> ​
> ​
>
>  ☆*PhistucK*
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Patrick D'Souza <pdsouza@about.com>wrote:
>
>> We could prevent any short links being indexed under webplatform.org by
>> Disallowing it in robots.txt. This way we can continue to use the url
>> shortener in slides etc without it being indexed.
>>
>> On 04/23/2013 03:11 AM, Doug Schepers wrote:
>>
>>> Hi, Patrick-
>>>
>>> As much as I appreciate Frozenice's many contributions, I feel the same
>>> way about this particular issue.
>>>
>>> Before the launch, I bought the wpd.cc domain for the same purpose, but
>>> I was afraid of just this, that it would get indexed, so I didn't really
>>> promote it. I wasn't sure that it would be harmful; I'm glas that someone
>>> with SEO skills can speak definitively about it.
>>>
>>> Lea pointed out earlier that Twitter has a fixed length for all links,
>>> so the shortener isn't needed there, and in fact they use their own
>>> shortener, so it would be doubly-redirected.
>>>
>>> I do like the idea of shortlinks like webplatform.org/apis/canvas to
>>> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/canvas, for links in slides, etc.
>>> If Frozenice were to install his shortener on webplatform.org, would
>>> that still hurt SEO?
>>>
>>> Regards-
>>> -Doug
>>>
>>>
>>> On 4/23/13 2:59 AM, Patrick D'Souza wrote:
>>>
>>>>  Hi,
>>>>
>>>> It has been brought to my notice that wpd.mx has been setup as a url
>>>> shortener for webplatform.org urls. for e.g. wpd.mx/apis/canvas 301s to
>>>> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/canvas.
>>>>  <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/canvas>
>>>>
>>>> This url has been indexed by Google and I don't like the thought of
>>>> different urls pointing to the same content when a user is searching for
>>>> canvas in a search engine. It dilutes the positive effects of a
>>>> webplatform.org url.
>>>>
>>>> Sorry to be a little picky but we should avoid all such short urls which
>>>> confuse a user and in turn result in duplicate content being served to
>>>> search engines. I see the benefit of a url shortener as it can be useful
>>>> in social media campaigns as well as brand promotion for
>>>> webplatform.org. I propose we use this url shortener on webplatform.org
>>>> itself for e.g. webplatform.org/font-size which would redirect to
>>>> docs.webplatform.org/css/properties/font-size. Every 301 is one
>>>> additional request for a user which is not good in terms of performance.
>>>> I would appreciate if we avoid 301s as far as possible unless it's
>>>> absolutely required. Always, keep it simple :)
>>>>
>>>> Any thoughts and feedback are much appreciated.
>>>>
>>>> - Patrick
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
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