Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:05:23 UTC
1. In Google, search en.wikipedia.org for 'privacy':
This is because "Privacy" is in the footer, so Google matches every page.
Turn off indexing of common areas. I added some notes on how to do this to
for Google the key is <!--googleoff: index--> ... <tt><!--googleon: index--> and
old spiders use <NOINDEX>.
You could counter-argue that if a word appears on a page and the user pastes it
into a search engine, then the engine MUST find that page. But I think the
value of eliminating all those search results outweighs this.
* NOINDEX is not valid in XHTML.
* the google only comment is ... only for google. That would not really fix the
Hmmm.... I think there are several million people who use Google for their
searches (call me naive...)
(In reply to comment #2)
> Hmmm.... I think there are several million people who use Google for their
> searches (call me naive...)
The point as raised was that Google isn't the be-all and end-all; people can and
do use alternative search engines, which that particular special case wouldn't
affect. So yes, it would fix the problem for a lot of cases, but not all.
Marking as WONTFIX, looks like google is smart enough to give
us back pages related to "privacy".