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Title: Investigate egregious SEO performance on Google
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: Documentation Versions:
Status: closed Resolution: third party
Dependencies: Superseder:
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 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. 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 in its search results, and want to request
someone investigate.

I would expect, for instance, a search for [python set] to turn
_somewhere_ on the first page of results, but it does not. In
fact, the only result I see is for the long-deprecated
Python 2 `sets` module --

Similarly, [python shuffle list] does not turn up -- or any other 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
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 issues to
msg381961 - (view) Author: Nelson Elhage (nelhage) Date: 2020-11-27 19:37
Thanks! Filed to follow-up there.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:59:38adminsetgithub: 86652
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