Google Slow to Update Cache Data?

Sep 26, 2007 - 8:02 am 0 by

Take a look at a site:familyonetransportation.com query. Notice everything looks fine and dandy.

Now, lets look at the cache:familyonetransportation.com result for that page.

Why is it displaying the cache of a different site? Currently, I see ShuttlesInOrlando.com for a cache lookup for FamilyOneTransportation.com. But why? Here is the cache information:

This is G o o g l e's cache of http://www.shuttlesinorlando.com/ as retrieved on 22 Sep 2007 00:58:26 GMT.

In a Google Groups thread, the owner of the site said he or she had a 302 redirect from FamilyOneTransportation.com to ShuttlesInOrlando.com in the past, but over two months ago, she stopped the 302 redirect, but Google still displays the wrong site in the cache.

What makes this a bit weirder is that I can get the cache page of the home page if I go this route.

In any event, Googler Susan Moskwa said:

I've seen a couple other users report the same phenomenon recently in our Help Groups. I'm not sure if/how it's related to your 302 redirects, but I've passed your case along to the team to look into further.

So this might be a larger problem with Google's cache operator. It appears Google knows about the 302 change, it also appears they have cached the correct home page. But the operator for a cache: lookup does not appear to work 100% correctly right now.

Forum discussion at Google Groups.

 

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