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what does the date that appears aside the page title mean?

 5:08 pm on Apr 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

the search result for one of my sites on google shows a small date sign aside the title of the result. it says "April 4". what does it mean and why is it there?



 6:56 pm on May 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

That is the date that Google last indexed that page


 10:49 am on May 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

But why do i see it aside a certain result and the other results do not have the date appear near them?


 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.



 9:12 am on May 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

As channel5 says, it's the date that Google last indexed the page. It generally is shown only for recently crawled pages.

If there's also a "Cached" link for that page, then you should see "This is G o o g l e's cache of [URL] as retrieved on [date]".


 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?


 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:


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