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Google Cache Date: Dec 31, 1969
sblake




msg:212764
 4:14 pm on Oct 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Checking the G cache for some of my recently crawled pages, one shows:

"as retrieved on Dec 31, 1969 23:59:59 GMT."

It was actually crawled Sep-29-04 12:39:01 PDT, according to the date/time stamp on the page.

What's up with that?

 

jonrichd




msg:212765
 10:50 pm on Oct 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

Looks to me like the date was improperly stored by Google.

If I remember right, dates are typically stored as a number, with 0 being January 1, 1970. Your date is just before that.

moltar




msg:212766
 11:05 pm on Oct 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

It's a new Google Service - time travel :D

PhraSEOlogy




msg:212767
 12:32 am on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Found this definition of that timestamp:

"Sometimes a non-existing time, such as the time of creation of something that does not exist, is indicated as 23:59, 31 Dec 1969.
" on UNIX based systems.

tomasz




msg:212768
 2:57 am on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yep, Unix time is long integer value in seconds difference from 1/1/70

edit_g




msg:212769
 3:07 am on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

You should be seeing some benefits then, if the algo is indeed biased towards old, established, sites. ;)

Stefan




msg:212770
 3:37 am on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

the time of creation of something that does not exist

Just when you think things can't get any more confusing...

If someone feels like pitching in and explaining what that means, it would be much appreciated.

Spica




msg:212771
 4:02 am on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

It means your site will never drop out of the Google index. It has been grandfathered.
:)

wanderingmind




msg:212772
 4:33 am on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Isn't this sometihng serious?

Recently there was a 'panic spidering' according to Brett, then pages being dropped and brought back in and dropped again and back.. in a days time.. and now this..

is there are problem at the plex?

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