Google indexing, schemas and site search

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skidracer(Posted 2017) [#1]
After being a bit slack (thanks Floyd for the nudge), finally time allowed (thanks Pontius) for some work on the new search feature for this site.

I am still working on the meta tags needed to remove index pages from the results and allow per forum searches so there is a single Community Search tab for time being.


skidracer(Posted 2017) [#2]
I dunno if it is just me, but the new "use Image Search" option seems really useful, you can say search gallery for blue and it returns a bunch of blue results.


Floyd(Posted 2017) [#3]
Didn't try it yet but I have used Google image search. Drag and drop an image and it looks for similar ones. Surprisingly good with the occasional ludicrous result, and you usually at least get a laugh out of that.


skidracer(Posted 2017) [#4]
The site's current schema script:
<script type="application/ld+json">
     {
      '@context': 'http://schema.org/',
      '@type': 'ComputerLanguage',
      'name': 'BlitzMax',
      'url':'http://blitzmax.com',
     'description': 'BlitzMax is a versatile desktop development environment for game coders with BASIC skills.',
      'image': 'http://www.blitzbasic.com/img/blitzmax_512px.png'
     }
   </script>


Tested with this. In theory ComputerLanguage tags may appear in search result. I am using the Google search console to good effect with some recommended improvements still outstanding. New Blitz3D and BlitzMax application pages are planned and then better schema for code archives for both .bb and .bmx languages.

Should you see one in the wild please post screenshot.