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Does a listing w/o the 'cached' link makes you not click on the link?
irock




msg:58978
 4:39 am on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Heh... the subject's a bit long. But that's what I want to know. I just enabled no-cache for some of my pages. I would like to know whether or not a 'cached' link is important to you when it comes to finding the 'exact' result.

Thanks.

 

pendanticist




msg:58979
 12:06 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

No.

If I'm all that interested in the cache of any particular site, at any point in time, I'll meander over to the Wayback Machine and dig around.

There is a purpose to my searches and if that site comes up in the results w/o a cached link, I'll at least look the site over. After all, that is why I search.

dirkz




msg:58980
 12:19 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

As a user, I don't care.

AthlonInside




msg:58981
 2:07 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I beg 95% of users doesn't notice such little small things

irock




msg:58982
 2:32 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

The reason I created this thread is because when I search a particular set of keywords, I pinpoint the EXACT line which contains the searched terms. That's where I start my search.

The excerpt under the URL on Google SERP doesn't really help me.

anime_otaku




msg:58983
 4:23 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I doubt users would care but I personally assume those that use no-archive tags to be spam. Most sites I seen use it are spam.

glengara




msg:58984
 4:28 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm curious enough to look at all non-cached pages I come across ;-)

dasboot




msg:58985
 4:29 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Don't over-estimate the sophistication of Internet surfers. Most of them can't even change search engines, because they can't even do a search for a search engine in the crappy one plated up for them by their hijacked browser 'supplied' by their ISP.

corpuscle




msg:58986
 6:31 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I tend not to click them if there is no cached version - I'm very suspicious of such sites. I don't want to go to pop-up hell and I dont want to go to a site that has been SEOd.

But then again, the actions of readers of this forum are hardly representative of the Internet public at large :)

europeforvisitors




msg:58987
 6:36 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I doubt if most people even notice.

kevinpate




msg:58988
 6:42 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I can't recall having thought to myself "no cache link? ok, just skip it and look at the next one" and I rather suspect a large number of folks have never noticed it exists, or doesn't, as the case may be.

BigDave




msg:58989
 6:44 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

The only time I notice is when I am already suspicious of a site. Or when a site is down and I want to see what I missed.

I would be quite surprised if most surfers even know what cached means, or even realize that it is a link of any sort.

dwilson




msg:58990
 6:46 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

The only time I notice is when I am already suspicious of a site. Or when a site is down and I want to see what I missed.

Agree completely.

plumsauce




msg:58991
 7:30 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)


the site you are reading now comes up
without a cached version in the serps.

what ho?

++

dirkz




msg:58992
 7:37 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think most of the time I just look at the title, then the excerpt. That's it as a user. I look at cached versions only as SEO.

Snack




msg:58993
 8:49 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

If the link is not a 'familiar' domain (brand names, previously visited sites, etc.) I usually won't click if it's not cached.

I use cache to immediately find my keywords. I want to be able to tell if the site is relevant or seo'd right away.

But that being said, I have yet to meet a client who understood what the cache was, so it's definitely a minority that use it.

pageoneresults




msg:58994
 8:59 pm on Jan 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I beg 95% of users doesn't notice such little small things.

I'd say that number was probably around 99%. ;)

It means nothing to the casual surfer. It does mean something to a savvy webmaster or marketeer. There could be any number of reasons why no-cache is utilized on a page/site. It should not effect CTR in any noticeable way.

dirkz




msg:58995
 8:38 am on Jan 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

> I usually won't click if it's not cached

As a user searching for information?

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