[vlc-devel] SEO needed for Wiki and/or updates for old pages

Kaarlo Räihä kaarlo.raiha at gmail.com
Sun Jan 23 20:46:21 CET 2011

2011/1/23 Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>

> Le dimanche 23 janvier 2011 16:40:06 Kaarlo Räihä, vous avez écrit :
> > There are many persons who need some guidance before they can use
> advanced
> > features of VLC. And first thing they do is usually to ask help from
> > Google. Unfortunately Google doesn't rank Wiki and its new tips/guides
> > very high so surfers do land on old pages which just confuse them.
> I think the problem would fix itself over time, if only the Wiki was
> actually
> well organized, accurate, updated and complete as a piece of documentation.
> The documentation quality was <i>so so</i> back when we had ECP students
> writing it for free. We don't have them anymore, and so the documentation
> was
> outsource to the community. That's how it went from not very good to worse.
> > So could someone do something for this? Like add HUGE banner to those old
> > pages that says there are better guides/tips available at Wiki.
> In case you did not notice, Mark Shuttleworth is not a VLC developer, and
> Google is not paying us millions a year. But I think advertizing the wiki,
> even if it were financially and technically possible, would make no sense
> given its current low standards.

I didn't mean advertising banner. I meant info banner to those old pages
(like http://www.videolan.org/doc/play-howto/en/ch04.html ) that would tell
users about more up to date Wiki info available.

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