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Title: Investigate docs.python.org egregious SEO performance on Google
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: Documentation Versions:
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Status: closed Resolution: third party
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Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: alex, docs@python, nelhage, vstinner
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2020-11-27 19:26 by nelhage, last changed 2020-11-27 19:37 by nelhage. This issue is now closed.

Messages (3)
msg381957 - (view) Author: Nelson Elhage (nelhage) Date: 2020-11-27 19:26
This request might be out-of-scope for this bugtracker, but I
suspect that something is causing Google to actively downweight
docs.python.org in its search results, and want to request
someone investigate.

I would expect, for instance, a search for [python set] to turn
up https://docs.python.org/3/library/stdtypes.html#set
_somewhere_ on the first page of results, but it does not. In
fact, the only python.org result I see is for the long-deprecated
Python 2 `sets` module --
https://docs.python.org/2/library/sets.html

Similarly, [python shuffle list] does not turn up
https://docs.python.org/3/library/random.html -- or any other
python.org site -- _anywhere_ in the first page of results.

These results are egregious enough to make me suspect you're
being actively downranked for some reason, which is hopefully
identifiable and fixable by a site admin using Google's search
tools at https://developers.google.com/search
msg381958 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-11-27 19:28
> This request might be out-of-scope for this bugtracker

Please report python.org issues to https://github.com/python/pythondotorg/
msg381961 - (view) Author: Nelson Elhage (nelhage) Date: 2020-11-27 19:37
Thanks! Filed https://github.com/python/pythondotorg/issues/1691 to follow-up there.
History
Date User Action Args
2020-11-27 19:37:07nelhagesetmessages: + msg381961
2020-11-27 19:28:22vstinnersetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + vstinner
messages: + msg381958

resolution: third party
stage: resolved
2020-11-27 19:27:29alexsetnosy: + alex
2020-11-27 19:26:50nelhagecreate