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Google Cache Date: Dec 31, 1969

   
4:14 pm on Oct 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Checking the G cache for some of my recently crawled pages, one shows:

"as retrieved on Dec 31, 1969 23:59:59 GMT."

It was actually crawled Sep-29-04 12:39:01 PDT, according to the date/time stamp on the page.

What's up with that?

10:50 pm on Oct 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Looks to me like the date was improperly stored by Google.

If I remember right, dates are typically stored as a number, with 0 being January 1, 1970. Your date is just before that.

11:05 pm on Oct 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It's a new Google Service - time travel :D
12:32 am on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Found this definition of that timestamp:

"Sometimes a non-existing time, such as the time of creation of something that does not exist, is indicated as 23:59, 31 Dec 1969.
" on UNIX based systems.

2:57 am on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yep, Unix time is long integer value in seconds difference from 1/1/70
3:07 am on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You should be seeing some benefits then, if the algo is indeed biased towards old, established, sites. ;)
3:37 am on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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the time of creation of something that does not exist

Just when you think things can't get any more confusing...

If someone feels like pitching in and explaining what that means, it would be much appreciated.

4:02 am on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It means your site will never drop out of the Google index. It has been grandfathered.
:)
4:33 am on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Isn't this sometihng serious?

Recently there was a 'panic spidering' according to Brett, then pages being dropped and brought back in and dropped again and back.. in a days time.. and now this..

is there are problem at the plex?

 

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