Bugzilla installation list and SEO

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Wed May 23 16:24:27 UTC 2007

Myk Melez wrote:
> I think we should go farther than this and remove links to all companies 
> that don't have a public installation that we can link to directly.
> We can still leave their name there, but we should remove the links.  
> Otherwise there's a strong incentive for companies to say they have a 
> Bugzilla installation when they don't, and policing each applicant is 
> going to take way more time than it's worth.

That would be sad. Before I was stupid enough to make it public, I 
thought of the small pagerank boost we gave companies which used 
Bugzilla as a way to say "thankyou".

I don't think this has happened in the past - all the emails I get have 
a real ring of genuineness. I think I might start with being deeply 
sceptical, and if that doesn't work, we can add rel=nofollow to new ones 
or suspect ones.


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