Msg#: 3442873 posted 11:30 am on Sep 6, 2007 (gmt 0)
What would cause a page to have a Pagerank of 2 but not be cached by Google or in the index? Robots.txt does not ban it, there is no noindex/nocache tags and most of the other pages of the site are ranking fine in the results.
Msg#: 3442873 posted 6:24 am on Sep 11, 2007 (gmt 0)
I've seen an even more curious phenomenon: A page has PR shown, is NOT in the cache but still ranks in Google! Now what is that? I always thought that if a page isn't in the cache it also isn't in the index.
And also: I have seen so many pages beeing thrown out of the Google cache/ index for the last two months or so. Anybody having the same experience?
Msg#: 3442873 posted 6:40 am on Sep 11, 2007 (gmt 0)
Clicking to see the cache from the toolbar isn't the same as clicking the cache from the search results page. Clicking from the TB it often appears that there's no cache for a page, yet if you click from a search there will be.
I always thought that if a page isn't in the cache it also isn't in the index.
It doesn't work like that. You can even use the meta tag <META NAME="GOOGLEBOT" CONTENT="NOARCHIVE"> to ensure that there's no cache, and the page will still be in the Google index and ranked with no "prejudice". That's very useful for time-sensitive information that you don't want to hang around after a certain date - sale prices, for instance.