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CIA Doesn't Know How To Do Redirects

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, December 2, 2006
12 years ago2,972 views

Really.

Google takes a lot of facts from CIA World Factbook. Now all the links to CIA are broken, because CIA moved from http: // to https ://.

Example:

google.com/search?q=Country+Na ...

Russia — Country Name: Conventional long form: Russian Federation conventional short form: Russia local long form: ...
According to cia.gov/cia/publications/factb ...

If you click on the CIA link, you are redirected to this error page:
www.cia.gov/redirects/factbook ...

They should just redirect
http: //www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/fields/2142.html
to
https ://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/fields/2142.html

Now Google needs to fix all those links.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Maybe the CIA pages won't be in the Google Q&A anymore doing Google's next automated (?) iteration... because they might lose their PageRank, thus authority. CIA's doing anti-SEO moving URLs like that, not that I think they care much (they're gov't/ tax financed anyway right?). Their data is public, by the way, and can be copied onto other pages (I used it on Authorama.com)... maybe Google will just take the data from other sites now...

Support Freedom! [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

This shows a certain lack of...intelligence.

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