[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #16416: Settings -> Privacy "block search engines" option is not accurate

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Wed Feb 2 21:24:14 UTC 2011

#16416: Settings -> Privacy "block search engines" option is not accurate
 Reporter:  designsimply                     |       Owner:  westi
     Type:  defect (bug)                     |      Status:  accepted
 Priority:  normal                           |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Administration                   |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch ux-feedback 3.2-early  |

Comment (by markjaquith):

 There are a lot of text issues on this screen. "Site Visibility" isn't
 correct. It's visible either way. It's about what you're asking robots
 (Search Engines is probably a fine colloquial term for robots) to do.

 "I would like..." "I would like..." lose those.

 Maybe frame the whole thing in terms of search engines.


 Search Engine Visibility:

  * Allow search engines to index this site.
  * Ask search engines to not index this site.

 Note: neither of these options physically blocks access to your site — it
 is up to search engines to honor your request.


Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/16416#comment:9>
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