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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