Google and wikis (was Re: [Mediawiki-l] logo only shows up on some pages)
martin_jambon at emailuser.net
Fri Feb 10 20:32:52 UTC 2006
On Fri, 10 Feb 2006, Matt Morgan wrote:
> Side note: I'm new to MediaWiki, but I'm having a really hard time
> googling for help. If I include "MediaWiki" in the search string, the
> results seem to return every third wiki out there, rather than help
> about MediaWiki. Any tips there?
I also noticed serious flaws in the Google results when searching for some
wikis. Google seems to have problems with the "wiki" keyword:
Shouldn't a search for `mediawiki wiki' (w/o quotes) return:
`mediawiki' alone works, so that's fine, but not expected.
I personally have a problem with the wiki I am running:
`bioinformatics wiki' should return some link to http://wikiomics.org in
the top ten Google results, if not first.
So I really don't know what I can do, I was used to much better results
from Google for my non-wiki pages, without forcing anything. Does anyone
have a similar experience? Any fix?
Martin Jambon, PhD
Visit http://wikiomics.org, the Bioinformatics Howto Wiki
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