google search for "mozilla" returns firefox 3.0 and 3.1 in sitelinks

RESOLVED FIXED in 1.3

Status

www.mozilla.org
General
RESOLVED FIXED
8 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: aphadke, Assigned: rik)

Tracking

Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Search for "mozilla" on Google, it returns the following sitemap results
Firefox 3.1 beta 1 now available for ...
Firefox 3.0.1 security and stability ...
Add-ons
Our Projects
	
Support
Firefox Project
Learn About Mozilla
Contact Us



probably an old sitemap.xml ?
Assignee: mozillamarcia.knous → nobody
Component: Bugzilla: Keywords & Components → www.mozilla.org
OS: Mac OS X → All
Product: mozilla.org → Websites
QA Contact: timeless → www-mozilla-org
Hardware: x86 → All

Comment 1

8 years ago
I came across this recently and asked Laura Forrest about it since she knows more about Google results than I do.  Laura, any thoughts or recommendations to fix this?
Duplicate of this bug: 629786
Alright -- well, I have comments in bug 629787 on how to fix this.  Two options:
1. submit an updated sitemap to google
2. generate a sitemap and link to it properly for search engines in robots.txt

#2 is the correct way to fix it, but following that by doing #1 would speed up the fix on google's side before they slurp up the updated sitemap.xml.

Updated

8 years ago
Depends on: 629787
Target Milestone: --- → 1.2
(Assignee)

Comment 4

8 years ago
As I said in bug 629787, we can't really change those links. But we can remove links in the Google Webmaster Tools.

http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=47334
Summary: google search for "mozilla" returns firefox 3.0 and 3.1 in sitemap → google search for "mozilla" returns firefox 3.0 and 3.1 in sitelinks

Comment 5

8 years ago
In this case removing those links or giving them a low priority and submitting a new site map will help things. Since this is for .org I can work with Boswell to do this, but am moving this to the 1.3 release since 1.2 code freeze is tomorrow.
Target Milestone: 1.2 → 1.3
(Assignee)

Comment 6

8 years ago
Getting ownership of mozilla.org on Google webmaster tools is easy. You need to "add the site" in the interface and then upload an HTML file that Google provides to verify ownership. After that, the owner can add other owners using email adresses tied to a Google account.

I can't do that cause I don't have write access to mozilla.org.

Comment 7

8 years ago
Re comment #6, Anthony, I'm happy to vouch for you to get access to mozilla.org or I can add those files myself.

Updated

8 years ago
Blocks: 632665

Updated

8 years ago
Assignee: nobody → lforrest

Updated

8 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 638585
Wait... why is this not a dupe of bug 629787? Don't/Won't they serve the same purpose?
(Assignee)

Comment 10

8 years ago
Site verified on Google Webmaster Tools with r84630 and r84631.

I've blocked the 3.0 and 3.1 sitelinks. We just have to wait for Google to update them now.
(Assignee)

Comment 11

8 years ago
Oh and if someone wants access to the Webmaster Tools, send me a mail with a google account email.
Assignee: lforrest → anthony
(Assignee)

Comment 12

7 years ago
Looks like it ok now.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(Reporter)

Comment 13

7 years ago
Can we add a link to "Download Firefox 4" on the sitemap? 
Right now, its a 2+ step process to download firefox when user searches for "mozilla"
(Assignee)

Comment 14

7 years ago
Again, we do not control this list and it has nothing to do with sitemaps. The only concrete thing we can do is remove some sitelinks through Google Webmaster Tools.

We can also do some SEO work to try to promote some stuff, but this is beyond my area of expertise and there are no guaranteed results afaict.
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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