Sunday, April 17, 2011

More link testing

Link 1 and link 2 posted yesterday were immediately indexed by Google.  So let's try with the original link, to see if the power of Blogger will cause it to be recognised.  (One advantage of Blogger is that any post, and hence any link, is instantaneously processed by Google*).

Also, a link to a copy of De Civitate Dei.

*As proof of this, I Googled the words "were immediately indexed by Google", within seconds of posting this, and lo, this post came up in the search.



Blogger David Brightly said...

Excellent. Just put up a post containing a link to the now corrected If this prods Google into re-indexing the entire site then the content of the missing pages should become searchable. I tried a minute ago and Google failed to find the phrase "These two letters are taken from the Frege-Russell" which appears in reference/fregerussell1904.htm, one of the pages whose link in index.htm had a backslash. This should test the corrections nicely.

5:32 p.m.  
Blogger David Brightly said...

In fact, maybe it works for comments!

5:35 p.m.  
Blogger David Brightly said...

oops, forgot the http:// Try again:

5:41 p.m.  
Blogger David Brightly said...

No joy with a comment. According to our theory, the De Civitate Dei page should now be searchable, but the search ' "Of the Limits Which Must Be Put"' has no matches, so I have my doubts.

6:15 p.m.  
Blogger David Brightly said...

I have just noticed (wed 27 april) that Google now finds a random sample of phrases from your 'missing' pages: 'Of the limits which must be put' (authors/augustine/civitate-2.htm, cached 19 April), 'et ut intensio nostra' (authors/aquinas/summa/Summa-I-1-1.htm, cached 16 April), and 'frege-russell correspondence' (reference/fregerussell1904.htm, cached 19 April). I suspect that any other 'missing' pages are all now Google searchable. Sadly, merely including a link in a 'beyond necessity' post does not make that page immediately searchable, though the content of the post itself does seem to be indexed straight away. You just have to give the Google crawler time to reach the pages via the links in your main index page---provided they are good links that is :-)

8:57 a.m.  
Blogger Edward Ockham said...

Hi David. I set up a 'site map' in Google tools and tweaked a few things that seem to have worked. According to the site map, there are now 286 pages indexed out of about 350, and this number is going up by about 3 a day. So in about two months, I hope, the whole site will be properly indexed.

Thanks for the suggestions.

1:48 p.m.  

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