Google Cache Showing Last Retrieve Dates in Minutes

Aug 1, 2007 • 7:27 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

A WebmasterWorld reports finding that Google is showing the cache date in minutes.

Typically, Google shows a date and not a countdown in minutes as to when Googlebot last retrieved the page. Here is an example of Google showing the date and not in minutes:

google-cache-minutes.gif

The boxed in date is what I am talking about.

Here is an example that I was able to reproduce on http://66.249.89.147 showing the cache date in last minutes.

google-cache-minutes-bbc.gif

This appears to be a new way of Google displaying this information.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Matt Cutts

08/03/2007 05:25 am

Mmm, minty fresh. :)

Byron Rode

08/06/2007 07:16 am

This is good. Will be interesting to see how it pans out over the next few months...

Deb

08/08/2007 07:22 am

Matt told a interesting information that Google "didn’t update our index for 3-4 months or more". And now it is can update with in minute. DD

Nadja Jacobs

01/14/2008 05:56 pm

sounds great was time that they index faster.

Lucky

12/17/2009 01:34 am

why wp fast google index

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