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Why isn't a specific site/page showing up in PSU search results?

In order to make sure the hundreds of thousands of public web resources at Portland State are included in the search index, we have tried to make it as inclusive as possible. However, we have specifically excluded sites/pages that:

  1. are not for public use
  2. include infinite/repetitive links (eg, online calendars with no date limits)
  3. are user website pages deeper than one level-eg, pages deeper than the home page for a typical ODIN user website:

    Rationale: While it is important to include the many resources at PSU published by users, many such user sites contain experimental/untested/private materials that clog the index. Accordingly, we have limited the index to include just the home page of user sites.

If you have a web page/site with important public resources that is not showing up in PSU search results, please contact Web Communications to consider solutions.