As the statistics graphs I just hacked out show, the London site now has an
amazing 1,800 nodes on it. So how come we hardly show up on Google?
As far as I can tell, it seems to be because our URLs always contain '?',
which Google seems to think is shorthand for "don't take this seriously
because it's just generated output".
The solution, it would seem, would be to have URLs something like
"http://example.com/page/Some_Pub". This could be, perhaps, configurable
behaviour, which would make the transition from old-style URLs less painful
(i.e. not forcing it on the users when they upgrade). The logical next step
would be to have a script doing "301 Permanent Redirect"s - much as what you
get if you go to Grubstreet's old URL - to the new page name.
I shall be attempting to hack this into the forthcoming version, unless I
hear a good objection....
hex on irc.perl.org