|My page changes and Google's response|
Relation between SERP and robot's visit
| 4:33 pm on Oct 24, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I am totally out of my league here, and this question is probably simple, but I've noticed something that confuses me. My pages have been steadily moving up the results for about 6 months, and I'm #1 or #2 for my preferred search terms in Google. But even though I moved up significantly in the new results at the end of September, the cache of the page is from sometime in early August. Doesn't the robot cache the most recent version? For instance, if the Googlebot visits me on October 24, does it take a snapshot of the page then too? Does it do this every dance? How long does it take for this new snapshot to show up as the cached version? Am i right in guessing that Google may have missed my pages in September, but I still moved up?
And finally, how DO you find out what the bot has been doing on your site? I am hosted on a server run by a huge telecommunications giant. Do i need my own server in order to be able to observe Google's visits to my pages?
| 4:40 pm on Oct 24, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I noticed some variations in the cached versions of one of my sites for a couple of days last month.
For the majority of the month, recent cahed versions were shown but for a couple of days, last months cahed versions were shown.
I think it was put down to the Everflux effect (minor updates throughout the month).
The find if Google has been to your site, you can check your stat logs. Most hosting services offer some sort of stats analiser for free, so you should have a word with yours.
In the logs, the IP address of the Googlebots will show up (no doubt someone will be able to tell the IP addresses.)
| 4:43 pm on Oct 24, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Thank you so much.
Yes, those IP numbers would be appreciated.
Do you think Googlebot visits would also show up in my hits report? The company I am dealing with shows me IP numbers of my page visitors.
| 4:52 pm on Oct 24, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Your hits report should show the bots somewhere, but im afraid im not too hot on that area! :(
Maybe someone else can step in? people?
| 5:35 pm on Oct 24, 2002 (gmt 0)|
The most common IP's for the regular crawler come from the 216.239.46* block.
| 6:04 pm on Oct 24, 2002 (gmt 0)|
If you watch closely, you'll find that new and recent page versions change quite a lot in the cache as Google goes about its rolling updates. Today I watched the cache of one of my pages change several times.
Google doesn't seem to finalise its calculations for new pages during one dance. It often takes 2 dances.