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The pages on my other sites that I usually see fresh tags haven't had any this month (at least when I have checked).
The pages that link to the index page of this new domain, do not show fresh tags either. Very odd considering that the freshbot had to visit those pages to find this new domain.
I have some sites that always get fresh dates that have been updated by me but the current versions are not in Google.
Does anyone know when its freshbots birthday?
How old is he?
That is interesting, and something that I have suspected would happen. Also considering the odd results that appeared on www-sj over the weekend, they may certainly be testing this. Where did you see about the patent that they filed? This is the first I have heard about it.
I would like to see some sort of fresh update in the meantime, though.
is this interesting anymore?
Not really, but I keep following these freshbot threads anyway. I think it's just a feeling that things aren't quite right.
I guess I got used to having my new pages and even new information on a page showing up in the serps within 2 or 3 days and that isn't happening anymore.
Although not from such a reliable source! - me
I have seen a lot of fresh content but not always fresh tags.
My own website has been visited every other day like clockwork and fresh content has appeared - and stuck (Any one noticed that not so many comments from new website owners saying I was in Google and then dropped - this maybe due to the pages sticking)
I think I saw the first signs of this the update before last - maybe it is all connected with the larger gaps between the main updates - guessing now?
If Google can do fresh bot why not update more often?
I understand the position of the extra bandwidth but seems to be a race against time for all search engines now to provide more up to date results then ever.
I have added some new pages in my site nearly every week and seems a big shame that it still takes sometimes 6 weeks before its included in Google.
So how about an update every two weeks?
I believe Google wants us to develop this habit of checking out the content instead of just looking at Fresh tag.
I'll tell you something interesting. I was regularly checking Google for my site. When I see there is a fresh tag, I will really sit down and study rankings for all sites I am responsible for. Now I have to do more work every time.
BTW, GG, I really appreciate this soft merging of the new data with the main index. I had got in the habit of only checking sites which had Fresh tags assuming all others were stale ;)