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Ask HN: Why do AngularJS docs not show up in Google search results anymore?
17 points by heyheyhey 8 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments
Been doing AngularJS development lately and noticed their docs haven't been showing up in Google.

For example, doing a search for "anguarjs input radio button" should show https://docs.angularjs.org/api/ng/input/input%5Bradio%5D as a result but that doesn't appear to be the case. Seems to work fine for Bing though.

Here's one of those Bing/Google comparison websites: http://bvsg.org/search.html?cx=007161580536721391517%3Avdigoonuosm&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&q=anguarjs+input+radio+button&sa=Search&siteurl=bvsg.org%2F&ref=www.google.com%2F&ss=0j0j1




There are a few issues on Github that would explain this. It seems that they tried migrating to FireBase and are ironing out some things still.

https://github.com/angular/angular.js/issues/16432

https://github.com/angular/angular.js/issues/16447


Interesting find! I'm rocking my daughter to sleep so don't have a chance to go any deeper, but I tried "site:docs.angularjs.org input radio button" and still couldn't get a result from their site. If I search "docs.angularjs.org" I bring up that page in serps, but I still can't get any deep results. I'll take a look on my laptop and see if I can shed any light on this for you.


Perhaps it has something to do with Google pushing Angular 2. I wouldn't suspect anything nefarious though. Maybe, angularjs.org for some reason just put a robots.txt in place that prevents search engines from indexing and Bing just hasn't caught up yet.


I don't actually know the answer, but what I do know is that no one I know ever talks about Angular, and I haven't run into it in years. I think it's dead...


That you haven't run into a technology in years doesn't mean it's dead. It just means that that technology for one reason or another just isn't used in your environment.

I can tell you that both AngularJS and Angular 2 are far from dead. Both existing and new applications (mostly Angular 2) are being actively developed with these technologies.


"Node.js and AngularJS continue to be the most commonly used technologies in this category." https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2017#technology-fr...


You couldn't be more wrong. For consulting shops, Angular 1.x is and will remain a huge revenue generator for many years to come.


It's still used in quite a lot of enterprise production applications, would say it's on the decline but no where near dead.


They're having a few issues with it right now it seems.

https://github.com/angular/angular.js/issues/16432




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