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MDN appearing in Yahoo search results for technical terms out of MDN's scope



Mozilla Developer Network
3 years ago
a month ago


(Reporter: shobson, Assigned: kev)


(Blocks: 1 bug)



(2 attachments)



3 years ago
Created attachment 8575348 [details]
Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 8.45.08.png

I did a search for "delete VMware fusion VM" and got the MDN banner (screen shot attached).

I've also seen it in response to queries about Git and jQuery, both of which MDN can't help with (though it is possible a straight Javascript solution would be an acceptable response to a query by someone else, but I know the difference :P )

Comment 1

3 years ago
Filed. We'll identify why this is being triggered, and kill this.


3 years ago
Assignee: nobody → kev
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
It is the 146th most searched term in our internal search engine.

There are plenty of generic/non-pertinent terms in the top-500 list (E.g. "facebook", "children", "shift", "scroll"). 

Kev: Should we revisit the whole list on our side? Also I have plenty of less commonly searched terms that I would to see trigger the MDN widget (HTML, CSS, JS-related words). How should we process?
Flags: needinfo?(kev)

Comment 3

3 years ago
I'm getting to the point where I think I'm going to ask them to bucket it vs. general availability. I'll sync with them this week, and we can work on tweaking it without affecting users.
Flags: needinfo?(kev)
We can also refine the list on our side by excluding terms with low "Time after search" and/or "Avg. Search Depth"

E.g., nearly all facebook searches have "Time after search" < 60s

Comment 5

3 years ago
Created attachment 8594923 [details]
How to rename a Github file (isn't an MDN topic)

Here's another example.

Comment 6

a month ago
Marking fixed, as the MDN content was removed from results shortly after it was made available, and never reinstated.
Last Resolved: a month ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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