[Python-Dev] http://www.python.org/dev/doc/devel still available

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Feb 15 20:38:47 CET 2006

On 2/15/06, Tim Parkin <tim at pollenation.net> wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > (Now that I work for Google I realize more than ever before the
> > importance of keeping URLs stable; PageRank(tm) numbers don't get
> > transferred as quickly as contents. I have this worry too in the
> > context of the python.org redesign; 301 permanent redirect is *not*
> > going to help PageRank of the new page.)

> Could you expand on why 301 redirects won't help with the transfer of
> page rank (if you're allowed)? We've done exactly this on many sites and
> the pagerank (or more relevantly the search rankings on specific terms)
> has transferred almost overnight. The bigger pagerank updates (both
> algorithm changes and overhauls in approach) seem to only happen every
> few months and these also seem to take notice of 301 redirects (they
> generally clear up any supplemental results).

OK, perhaps I stand corrected. I don't actually know that much about PageRank!

I still don't like docs.python.org, and adding more like it seems a
mistake; but it's possible that this is because of a poor execution of
the idea (there's no "search docs" button near the search button on
the old python.org).

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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