Allow ideas.arcgis.com to be indexed by search engines for greater discoverability of user-submitted ideas

Idea created by dananrg on Aug 7, 2011
    Implemented
    Score130
    Here is your #1 "Top All-Time" user-submitted idea:

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    Here is what Google  knows about it (spoiler alert: nothing):

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    Ideas.arcgis.com does not appear to be indexed by search engines. This may or may not be a limitation of the Salesforce.com Ideas app. If possible, please allow this site to be indexed by Google and others. This will increase the discoverability of user-submitted ideas. And isn't the the point to popularize ideas?

    The only way I know to get an idea indexed is as follows:

    1) Find an idea URL that will work without being logged in (others have noted this issue)
    2) Create a post on forums.arcgis.com and reference the idea URL there

    Have you made a conscious choice to prohibit search engines from indexing? If so, please reconsider it. If not, please implement SEO tweaks to get things indexed. I'd be glad to post a suggestion to ideas.salesforce.com if inability to index is a limitation of the app itself.

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    Make a great site even more useful by investigating SEO / idea discoverability options for the Salesforce.com app that ideas.arcgis.com runs.

    Dana Nibby
    GIS for DBAs. Database Concepts for GIS.
    http://spatialdba.com