[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #5854: SEO Problem With Trackback

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Thu Feb 14 04:43:57 GMT 2008

#5854: SEO Problem With Trackback
 Reporter:  nberardi  |       Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect    |      Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal    |   Milestone:  2.6      
Component:  General   |     Version:           
 Severity:  normal    |    Keywords:           
 Hi there I have recently noticed a SEO problem with how trackback is being
 handled.  Google is finding the trackback link in the RDF.
 (http://www.somesite.com/2008/02/my-post/trackback/)  And hitting it.

 But apparently Google doesn't understand the Refresh header and is
 entering the trackback in their index.  This pretty much make half of my
 site a duplicate content penalty.

 I have been told the reason that the Refresh is in the header, because of
 some ancient IIS bug that has been fixed for about 5 years now.  As
 described in [http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q176113/].  Since IIS and
 Apache have almost the same market share now
 Reference]), and the vast vast majority of those IIS servers are IIS 6.0
 which isn't effected by the bug listed in Q176113, I think it is time to
 get rid of the Refresh Header and standardize that part of WordPress.

 It is really causing major headaches with those of use who love WordPress,
 but also love Windows Server.

 Please consider my request for a future release.  It will mean a lot to
 all of use Windows/WordPress users.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5854>
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