| ||Tell HN: The front page of Hacker News has been deindexed from Google|
66 points by Roedou 1545 days ago | hide | past | web | 38 comments | favorite |
|You can confirm this by searching for 'hacker news' in Google; the #1 ranking URL is /newest, rather than the front page. This isn't term specific - the site doesn't appear for other terms that it usually ranks well for, such as "news.ycombinator.com" or "hn".|
I've checked the usual technical reasons (html head canonical/robots meta tag, http headers, robots.txt issues) but I don't see anything untoward.
I'll keep looking into it, but I'm posting this here in case the admins/mods have made any changes recently that could have had an effect. There's a possibility that the URL has been removed by Google for some particular reason, though I can't think of many pages that deserve it less than HN.
I'll update this thread if I see anything, but hopefully someone else will post an answer before I figure it out....
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