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Pretty much the opposite of this question. Since the only part of the repository that GitHub's robots.txt permits search engines to crawl is the master branch, if you remove or rename that then your repository won't be crawled. If you don't want that, the only other options are to not use GitHub or pay for an account which lets you have private ...


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One more thing to note here, besides changing .io to .com is that if you create a short URL for a GitHub URL without providing a custom code argument, you won't be able to use Git.io to shorten the same GitHub URL again with your custom code. For instance I shortened https://1oh1.github.com using the Git.io website without providing a custom code, so now ...


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The following are my findings so far. I'm also waiting for an answer from GitHub. Possible formats John C's, answer regarding the formats leads us to the GitHub markup library, which answers the formats question. Possible names It seems that the name, excluding the extension, must be README. Seems to be case–insensitive. Case of the extension does ...


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A Github readme needs to be called readme to be picked up. GitHub supports the extensions listed below, you can read more details on the markdown readme file. Markdown: .markdown, .mdown, .mkdn, .md Textile: .textile RDoc: .rdoc Org mode: .org Creole: .creole Mediawiki: .mediawiki, .wiki reStructuredText: .rst AsciiDoc: .asciidoc, .adoc, .asc Plain Old ...


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According to GitHub's robots.txt, the only section Google is allowed to index is the master branch of a project, so your account will only be indexed if you have one of those in your project (and it isn't private). If you have a master branch then it could just be that Google hasn't gotten to you yet. You can try submitting your URL which might speed ...



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