Msg#: 3326460 posted 8:11 pm on May 7, 2007 (gmt 0)
I had this same question and from my cursory glance at it, I think it is simply the last time you (or the last user on your machine) clicked that result. At least that seems to be the trend I am seeing.
Msg#: 3326460 posted 3:21 pm on May 10, 2007 (gmt 0)
Okay, I am a bit confused.
When I do a G search and click on one of the organic listings and then repeat that same search, I get a light gray timestamp out to the side. This then turns to a date the following day. Again this is next to the title of the listing as the OP mentions.
However, on some listings you do see dates near the destination url of the listing. These are in green just after the url and only appear on certain results. I took those as the date of the last index.
Am I seeing something different than the rest of you?
Msg#: 3326460 posted 5:21 am on May 11, 2007 (gmt 0)
If you are "logged in" to your google account in any way, you also see the date you last visited that url. As the personalized version of Google gains steam, more people are wondering about this. See thihs post from last summer: