Msg#: 8391 posted 11:17 am on Jan 11, 2003 (gmt 0)
When I search for my website under its own domain name in Google, the cached site is an old version. However when I search under specific keywords the cached version is more up to date. I've added several hundred pages of content in the last month or so, so I'm hoping for some difference in rankings when it gets crawled again. But it seems they've got both the old and newer versions. Is this discrepancy normal or might there be a problem? Also I used to use the Pragma tag to stop caching, so maybe that could be confusing Google. Thanks for all your help in any event,
As far as I know, Google has several "datacenters" that handle traffic. And numerous spiders are continuously crawling sites, updating pages, playing with algorithms so sometimes the search results might get minor hiccups.
Normally at the end of each month the famous "Google dance" starts. This is when the new update is about to be born and usually this tango lasts for a few days and sometimes over a week.
But even if things are supposed to be calm and quiet after that, you might still find changes in the SERPs. This is called the "everflux", small changes happening here and there.
Well it's good to know I'm not the only one with this problem, and your explanation sounds great - I'm sure it will sort it self out. Thanks also for the definitions of "everflux" and "Google dance", they sound like lingo noone in SEO can do without ;). Thanks again,