It appears that google is unable to search within geohub sites. Is there a way to enable the ability for google to view within a Hub site so that users can better find content?
site:https://gis-grey.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/maps doesn't show any results
park site:http://geohub.brampton.ca/pages/apps wont show any results for parks despite the 2nd app being parks and recreation.
Is there something I'm missing to be able to search and find things better within our site?
I think you may be searching incorrectly. When I search "site:http://geohub.brampton.ca parks" I get many results including pages, datasets and apps. I think you may be mislead by the portion of the url that includes `/datasets`. All types of content load under `/datasets`. We're working on improving those url fragment so they more closely represent the content type that is being loaded, but we do not have a timeline to share for that yet.
We build a lot of features into our sites to make sure google can index well including sitemaps and metatags. We also conduct testing to ensure googlebot can load our pages and pay attention to load time affects page ranking.
I recommend setting up Google Webmasters tools so you can get more direct insights into how Google is crawling your page and any errors that may be occurring.
I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if my explanation does not make sense or fully answer your question.
Software Engineer | ArcGIS Hub
Linking to a map on a page is not the same as sharing the map on your open data site. When I search for “site:https://gis-grey.opendata.arcgis.com atv” I get the page that includes that webmap as a search result. Because that map is not actually shared on your site, there isn’t a landing page for it and hence there’s nothing for google to index. The only webmaps shared on your site are: Road Conditions and Road Cycling routes. Incidentally those are not showing up in a search. It am not sure why those are not indexing. Have you tried submitting your sitemap to google?