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Google: bot crawls my site, but search not updated
Googlebot crawls my site every day, but site changes is not recorded
kingoslo




msg:4099488
 12:57 pm on Mar 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hello there,

I have a website that is being crawled by google every day. Every once in a while it caches my website, but the search results are not updated as my title, and other things changes.

This is very annoying as no changes I make has an impact on my search result.

I am using google webmaster tools, and have a sitemap available for google.

The question:
Is it normal that it takes a few months before searches are updated, or is there something I can do?

Thanks,
Marius

 

kingoslo




msg:4100017
 12:27 am on Mar 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Problem solved. Google just updated their database. My website went from result number 66 to 8. Good feeling, uh? :) hehe.

Thank you for your time.

Kind regards,
Marius

jameswsparker




msg:4100172
 7:45 am on Mar 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

It's normally the case Google takes about a month to actually process the pages its crawled. The more popular your website (e.g. microsoft.com) then the faster it updates its search results.

goodroi




msg:4100286
 12:28 pm on Mar 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

its not normal for it to take months for your title & snippet to change. as for your rankings that is alot more complicated but basically it is determined by content & backlinks. if you want google to crawl you faster you should get more links pointing to your site.


i think you might want to head over to the link development section and read up on some ideas :)

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