[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #5528: Redirect misc broken homepage links

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Thu Dec 3 13:43:51 UTC 2020

#5528: Redirect misc broken homepage links
 Reporter:  jonoaldersonwp  |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect          |     Status:  new
 Priority:  low             |  Milestone:
Component:  General         |   Keywords:  seo
 The following URLs should trigger a 301 redirect to https://wordpress.org.
 In each case, special consideration should be given to ensure that the
 various forms of character encoding correctly trigger the redirect (e.g.,
 a 'space' character, vs `%20`, curly brackets vs econded formats, etc).

 - `https://wordpress.org/ target=`
 - `https://wordpress.org/ rel=`
 - `https://wordpress.org/contact`
 - `https://wordpress.org/index.html`
 - `https://wordpress.org/+`
 - `https://wordpress.org/” target=`
 - `https://wordpress.org/' rel='external nofollow`
 - `https://wordpress.org/rel=external"`

 NB, Bing Search Console reports over 13,000 links pointing at these URLs,
 so 'reclaiming' these should have a marked impact on PageRank flow
 to/through these URLs.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5528>
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