Google Cache Date Reverts to Older Date

Jan 11, 2005 • 10:01 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Have you ever noticed that Cache date in Google revert back to an older date, from a newer date?

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Yea, me neither. But some do notice these things and talk about it. Bottom line, no need to panic about such an occurrence. It just means Google is doing its normal Google flux.

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Comments:

Jettero Heller

10/01/2006 11:44 pm

I've noticed this now, but in present time. I had site we re-designed on the 18th, we beat up Google via the sitemaps tool to let them know we had an updated page. The cache update (and de-dup filter) didn't happen until the 28th, at which point the site comes back in the results. Then, the cache reverts to the 18th yesterday, and has stayed there. Any idea?

Rob Abdul eBusiness Specialist

10/26/2006 09:20 am

Jettero, as you may be aware Google craws more pages than any other search engine. It is quite normal for the cache to revert back. For many reason(s): It takes time for your crawled site to propagate through to all the data centers. During an update you can expect strange results; this is when Google may revert back because your new information is in the pipe line. Google Sitemaps is usually showing data that is 3 weeks old. Keep that in mind. Hope this helps.

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