[Ads-l] How to search new ADS-L archive?

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 1 03:51:05 UTC 2015


On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 10:10 PM, Neal Whitman wrote:
>
> Is it because the website isn't mobile-friendly? I remember hearing Google
> was going to implement a policy like this a month or two ago.

No, that change only affects search result rankings (privileging
mobile-friendly sites for mobile search). And from what Grant says,
it's a change on the Linguist List side that has led Google to stop
indexing the archives. I see that the main Linguist List archives are
still getting indexed, though.

>On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 2:22 PM, Joel Berson wrote:
>>>
>>> Grant, I think Ben Zimmer did something (a specialized Google search?), but
>>>  I've lost track of what.
>>
>> Just look down below in the thread -- the post that Grant was replying
>> to has the link: http://goo.gl/gLGhEs
>>
>> But the custom search I created is really just a Google site search,
>> so the indexing problem that Grant is talking about would affect that
>> too.
>>
>> From the looks of things, the Google indexing stopped in mid-April.
>>
>>>
>>>  From: Grant Barrett <gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG>
>>>  To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU=20
>>>  Sent: Friday, July 31, 2015 12:51 PM
>>>  Subject: Re: [ADS-L] How to search new ADS-L archive?
>>>
>> FYI, it looks like the folks at LinguistList have stopped letting
>> Google index the archive. I'll see if I can get that reinstated, but
>> it means that your searches of the ADS-L archive will not include
>> recent material.

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