Google Cache Broken For Home Pages

Sep 1, 2010 • 7:43 am | comments (3) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

There is a weird Google bug with the cache feature. It seems to only impact home pages. For example, a search for this site in Google returns a Google search result of the home page (we aren't penalized yet):

Google Cache Dead

But when you click on the cache link, it takes you to a dead page:

Google Cache Dead

This does not appear to impact inside pages, but rather only the root page (aka home page). Why?

I have been receiving emails reporting this, as well as spotted several threads in the forums about this. Threads come from Google Webmaster Help and WebmasterWorld.

I should note that this isn't uncommon and I wouldn't worry about this impacting your Google rankings.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help and WebmasterWorld& HighRanking Forums.

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