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Re: Google results shows ITRC old URL

 
Advisor

Google results shows ITRC old URL

Dear Admins,

 

When I Google for any error message, say an "ORA-00600 on HP-UX" it shows me the old (!) ITRC forms site URL on the results and when I click on the URL I'm landed on the home page of the new HP Community site.

 

Now from here how do I reach the actual post which I'm trying to access from Google? 

 

-Srividhya

 

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Regular Advisor

Re: Google results shows ITRC old URL

Does really everybody believe HP or any other company has the mystic power to influence the content of Google cache or any other search engine?

 

They are just indexes by browsing the website, which means as soon as you change something it is outdated and need to get indexed again. This needs time ...

 

The big question is why did everybody use Google? Because the search funtion in the old forum was broken since years, after the migration we have again a working search funtion (the box on the top right).

 

Perhaps it is worth a try?

 

My 2 Cent,

Stephan

 

*edit*

Here is your specific search: http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?filter=location&location=Category%3Aitrc-117&q=ORA-00600

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Esteemed Contributor

Re: Google results shows ITRC old URL

I'm also having this issue.

Advisor

Re: Google results shows ITRC old URL

You may be right. 

 

But it is a general practice for anyone to go to Google for any immediate help for an error and when we get a broken link it sucks!  :smileysad:

 

Good to see that the search is finally working in the community.

 

Any change will take time to get accepted..

 

Who moved my cheese....

 

You get your 2 cents Stephan! :smileyhappy:

Advisor

Re: Google results shows ITRC old URL

But what about the links on the old posts in ITRC??!! 

 

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Databases/Ora-00600/m-p/3623787/highlight/true#M31857

 

One of the replies points to http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=951147  which is again dead!! 

 

Is there any map to the old thread-id to the migrated thread-id?

 

Getting back the 2 cents! :smileymad:

Regular Advisor

Re: Google results shows ITRC old URL

They are already working on the migration of the old links in the forums, starting from new posts to old ones, but again this will need some time.

 

It got posted before, more then 2.5 million posts have been migrated - give them a chance.

 

Best,

Stephan

 

*edit*

 

This should be your new link: http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Databases/ora-00600/m-p/3611284#M31676

How to assign points on this new forums --> Kudos - what, where, how, and why!
How to find the right forum --> New forum location by ITRC tree

"we wouldn't call it code, if we could read it ..."
Advisor

Re: Google results shows ITRC old URL

You may be correct about companies effecting Google results, but it is making searching for solutions much more difficult none the less.

 

This will likely resule in higher call volumes as users can no longer find results on Google.

Occasional Visitor

Re: Google results shows ITRC old URL

Dear Stephan, could u plz describe how did u convert old ITIRC url to new one... An advice for for HP if they could add an option to ADVANCED SEARCH in forums ... "search by doc-id" we'll be able to just copy 951147 from http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/question​answer.do?threadId=951147 and paste in search to reach equivalent new URL.

plz do describe how did u convert ...
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/question​answer.do?threadId=951147
to...
http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Databases/ora-00600/m​-p/3611284#M31676

thank you.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Google results shows ITRC old URL

google works the same way with the old documents on docs.hp.com.  :-(

 

Did you try using the cached link?

Regular Advisor

Re: Google results shows ITRC old URL


@EMS_TEAM wrote:
Dear Stephan, could u plz describe how did u convert old ITIRC url to new one... 

plz do describe how did u convert ...
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/question​answer.do?threadId=951147
to...
http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Databases/ora-00600/m​-p/3611284#M31676

thank you.

It's a little bit tricky ... generally spoken it is

 

1. search Google to find the old thread using "forums.itrc.hp.com threadid=951147"

2. from the cached page you get the tread title

3. switch to the subforum where it belongs to (in this case HP-UX - Databases, you can see this in the Google summary, for a mapping old to new forum see my signature)

4. Use the Search Box (Top right) and give it time to find something before pressing enter

5. Pick the thread with the same title as seen on Google

6. done

 

hth

Stephan

How to assign points on this new forums --> Kudos - what, where, how, and why!
How to find the right forum --> New forum location by ITRC tree

"we wouldn't call it code, if we could read it ..."