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  1. SelAromDotNet
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    how exactly do external pages work with regard to the search indexer? I see there is an option to "index this page" on all my external pages, but after running the indexer, it appears nothing was indexed. searching for words on that page as well as keywords in meta and even the title bring up empty results.

    is there something further I must do to include external page content in the search index?

    thank you
  2. SelAromDotNet
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    also, I would like to suggest additional url support for external pages.

    thank you
  3. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello SelArom,

    We experienced such problems with versions prior to 3.2 SP2. A lot of things about the search indexing was fixed in the hotfix 1616.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  4. SelAromDotNet
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    will try it out, does the hotfix 1616 include additional urls for external pages? the reason I ask is because these pages need 301 redirects from some old pages.

    thanks!
  5. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello SelArom,

    We do not support additional urls for external pages. Could you explain a bit more about your scenario regarding 301 redirect? Is it possible to change the page links? Let us know if you are still having some issues with Sitefinity versions prior 3.2 SP2.

    Kind regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  6. SelAromDotNet
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    oh it's not a big deal really, it's just that it's a nifty way to redirect obsolete pages without having to setup redirects in IIS. in my particular case i have some old pages like sub/old.htm that I'm replacing with sub/new.aspx, where these are actual pages that do exist (sub is a real folder as is new.aspx, unlike most of the sitefinity pages which are created dynamically) so I added them to sitefinity as external pages. but I also want to redirect traffic from the old pages so that anyone visiting the old (including search engines) will be forwarded appropriately.

    i was hoping to delete the old files completely and just use additional urls to intercept requests to these old files and redirect, but now I have to leave them there so that I can setup manual redirects in IIS. it's just a convenience thing that's all, it's really handy to just use the additional urls.

    thanks!
  7. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello SelArom,

    We will consider implementing additional urls. For the time being, you should use manual redirects.
    Let us know if there is anything else that we can do for you.

    All the best,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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