[Mediawiki-l] Google indexing

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Sun Jan 21 10:56:38 UTC 2007

On 21/01/07, beachboy22 at verizon.net <beachboy22 at verizon.net> wrote:
> How exactly is MediaWiki indexed by Google in its out-of-box state (no extensions, etc.)? Does it create meta-tags or anything for each page?

Generally, regular pages will be indexed as normal, assuming
robots.txt isn't blocking this; special pages shouldn't be indexed
(meta noindex,nofollow tags) and external links will have "nofollow"

You can customise the robot policies per-namespace with
$wgNamespaceRobotPolicies, and of course, you can fine-tune bits with
robots.txt, e.g. the Wikipedias usually block robots from indexing
their deletion discussions.

Rob Church

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