I’ve always found the forum search feature to be hit and miss and prefer using google/duckduck to type an exact search phrase.
After the forum update, most google result links point to the new forum but actually exist on the old forum. Is there any way for the new forum to redirect? Currently we only get an “Oops! That page doesn’t exist or is private.” message.
But not all URLs are wrong, some fit for both, for example: https://forum.manjaro.org/c/newbies/12 and https://archived.forum.manjaro.org/c/newbies/12 – only difference is archived. That may be confused.
How does google any other search engine a a website owner knows the address is changed, automatised software runs the internet to update search links, small websites do it manually, anyway is out of anyone control how search engines update their databases it just takes time…
Yes re crawl can be done and is in a todo list and it still takes time as in months, but that is not what you said, you said 301 redirects.
So am going to ask everyone again to be patience, we have a list of todos that need to be done, and families to attend and day jobs, the forum is being flooded and everyone is requesting everything, it will get done when there is time.
when we click on a old forum’s link in Google, we get a 404 page:
Oops! That page doesn’t exist or is private.
Perhaps, you could integrate the warning with something like:
If you have reached this page by clicking on a link related to the old forum, try the following link:
And then replicate the page address (copy it from the browser address bar) and postponing the word ‘archived’ to the address.
The user will click on the new link that will take him to the corresponding page of the old forum.