Re: Goggle indexed pages for old forum.Whoopsy

#1
I agree with this, google will eventually remove those indexes but I think they are still beneficial to cryteks seo.

Maybe not a straight redirect, but rather give the user the option to continue to the old archive, or to go to the index of the new forum.
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Re: Goggle indexed pages for old forum.Whoopsy

#5
You can do better than that ;).

People who use those links probably want to view the content they tried finding. Linking generically to the forum looses that content meaning they have to search for it.

Imo, it should ask if you want the index of new forum. Or continue to the requested specific archived topic.
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Re: Goggle indexed pages for old forum.Whoopsy

#6
We don't really want to keep redirecting people to the Community Archive to be honest. The Google refresh will come and we attempt to trigger it sooner and then most search results should be leading to the new forum.

There's a lot of old and outdated content on the Community Archive and why we still want you to be able to access it, ultimately, we want to invest into this new space more. If you really need to access a topic on the old forum and want to use google search for it, you can manually add the '_archive' behind 'community' and it will lead you right there:

https://www.cryengine.com/community_archive/viewtopic.php?f=328&t=136158
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Re: Goggle indexed pages for old forum.Whoopsy

#7
broken links will give you more issues. A lot of content is on that old forum and I agere you want to uish people to the new forum but;

When someone clicks an old link, they get the option to "go to new forum _hoempage_" or "go to old forum _homepage_", where is the link to the actual content they are trying to get to?

I only think of future users who get frustrated as old links from tutorials or docs dont work and dont know or care to change the url manually.
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Re: Goggle indexed pages for old forum.Whoopsy

#8
This will be a temporary problem, but yes, we know and we see it happening. We are working on a solution - one of them being the Google refresh. But hang on a second, broken docs links? The docs didn't change, so have you seen any issues with them, lately?
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Re: Goggle indexed pages for old forum.Whoopsy

#9
Sorry for the confusion I meant "hard" links like from guides or tutorials mentioning other topics, don't actually know why I wrote 'docs' lol. (answers/ideas/old forum topic links, quite possibly some links provided by yourselves in video descriptions/official guides and tutorials etc).

I see a lot of google links being refreshed that's great for people coming from google :).
Other links though "from" guides or other "hard" links (market place descriptions/blogs/tweets etc etc) to the old forum content will all still have to be changed manually by the user or the author.

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If you wanna go the full 9 yards hehe, you could even load the old archive direct with a blocking popup (one time minimise to lower screen/cant be removed, only minimised) mentioning that the current forum is read-only and offering some alternatives and suggestions from the new and old forum based on keywords and topic text etc xD.

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I have noticed a couple broken links on docs unrelated to this issue though. For example:

http://docs.cryengine.com/pages/viewpag ... Id=1310814
"Mapping Animation Assets" links are broken. They simply reload the page whereas they should point to (i'm assuming):
http://docs.cryengine.com/display/SDKDO ... ion+Assets

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