I’ve tried googling some of the introductory notebooks and haven’t been able to find them (thought I’ve found references to them). Are notebooks not indexed by google/ other search engines?
I was thinking of making a my blog into a notebook (with interactive how tos) but want it to be searchable.
nevermind, I can see they are index
Thanks for raising this. I just found that even shared (not ‘published’ notebooks) are being indexed by Google. This makes me a bit more reluctant to share out works in progress to friends and colleagues
Could you DM me an example? I noticed that the robots property is missing in the server-side rendered markup (but present when hydrated). It’s likely that someone shared the link publicly and then Google failed to recognize the tag.
@tom It would probably be a good idea to add the noindex flag server-side?
Edit: Googling for
site:observablehq.com/d/ yields plenty of results. It appears that most of them get picked up when they are shared on talk.observablehq.com.
Looking into this now. We already do add noindex tags server-side, but these look like old copies of pages.
Did this get changed? Now googling for
site:observablehq.com/d/ doesn’t seem to turn up anything.
Yes – though we implemented server-rendered noindex tags, there was a period of time last year when we didn’t have noindex tags, and Google never recrawled those pages. I filed a manual removal request for those, to clean them up.