FamilySearch Wiki talk:Localities Template to Replace Populated Places Section

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This idea looks promising as long as it does not repeat the problem we had with Portal pages. Will putting templates on a page cause Google spiders to miss important data?

  • I Googled for our Baker County page and found the heading of "Municipalities and communities of Baker County, Oregon" right near the top of the Google hit list.
  • But the results were not quite so positive when I Googled some of the data deeper in the template. When I Googled "Discontinued Post Offices" I didn't get our Wiki near the top of the list until I changed to "Discontinued Post Offices" Oregon, at which time our Wiki appeared near the top of the Google results list.

Conclusion: As far as I could tell, using templates did not seem to have a significantly adverse affect of Google search results lists to cause me any concern.

But I am interested in whether any other users experience any Google search difficulties as a result of templates on a regular Wiki page? What say ye?    Diltsgd 17:08, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

This will eliminate the need to categorize every little village, little town, little hamlet just because it's there. This template can be installed on every one of these little village, little town, little hamlet, etc without wrecking the state's or county's category of topics. Dsammy 17:01, 15 September 2009 (UTC)