Google Cache Date Is Old; Google Says Don't Worry About It

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:37 am 11 by

Dont Worry About It

There are many SEOs complaining that the cache date shown by Google is very outdated. Heck the date shown for this site is April 2nd, which is a 10 days ago. But Google's John Mueller is telling SEO's not to worry about it.

Here is a screen shot of the cache for my home page:

Google Cache Date Old

But like I said, Google is still indexing our content here, still ranking it in search and still sending us traffic to our new stories.

Many sites are impacted by this date bug, but again, I doubt it has any impact on their indexing or ranking. John Mueller of Google said on Twitter "The date on the cached page doesn't really mean much." He told SEOs to ignore it, it is not indicative or crawl rates and doesn't mean quality or not. The date is usually indicative of the last crawl date but clearly here, there is a bug.

Google's cache date had bugs in the past, so this is not new. I would not be concerned.

Here are some of the complaints:

Again, I wouldn't worry about this too much.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

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