[Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

Anonymous User wikifriend2001 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 24 09:23:20 UTC 2012

On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 1:15 AM, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org>

> Is it enough to set the <link rel="canonical">, or is it also
> necessary to redirect?

When I asked the nice folks at Google's search team, they answered me the

* The best answer would for them to use rel=canonical tags so that
http://example.wikimedia.uz points to http*s*://example.wikimedia.uz. So
I'd send them this page:
http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=139394 and
tell them to start doing that. If they're very serious (and it's a small
property, so there's not much risk) then they could make every http page
301 to the https version as well.

I don't know how much effort each of these two measures would be. If you'd
ask me, I would suggest to be "very serious", but we are not under a
deadline (the situation has been like this for more than a year now), and
setting the rel="caonical" would already be really, really helpful.

Thank you all for your encouraging comments so far.

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