Ive updated my site, took some old pages off and added some new ones (new page names in).
When will this take effect, as I look on google and can see my old cached pages (that are no longer there) Do i have to wait till the end of the month for the 'google dance' or when google comes along and crawls my site?
Could take a couple of months. google will crawl your site one month but that is not usually good enough to get your site included that update. Often the next update but can take longer.
Look out for your site appearing for a few days and then going until the next update.
I just noticed you said old pages that aren't there anymore. Be careful changing filenames of pages with good position. I always try to change the content but keep the filenames. Apologies if this isn't what you meant.
If you have changed the filenames in this way then you will have to put up with a period of change.
Your old files will take some time to fall out of the index and your new ones will take time to appear. Assuming the optimisation is the same this should happen ok. I think that asp pages are indexed the same as straight html but I am no expert on this.
in answer to your question I think any new content can take a while to filter through permenantly. Look at some threads on the different type of listing updates though.
Use a meta refresh to point users onto you from your old listings and hopefully you won't lose too much traffic.
By the way I have a hunch that we are both still finding our way around google so I hope this is not a case of the blind leading the blind ;)
Andrew, Am I in the same boat as Shanz? I took over a PR 5 website which needed some new pages,etc. The client asked me to move the modified website to a new server; so I used the reserve domain (co.uk) and then at the appropriate time got the old domain (.com) pointed at the new one. Problem is the new site is now unranked although showing the right info and new Title. Looking in on www, www2 and ww3 I see the 2 and 3 ranking me 5 whilst www continues to show me 10. What's going on exactly and when will everything settle down and more importantly how long shall I have to wait to receive my new PR? Regards Henley - I'm a complete beginner so much help would be appreciated.