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Outside of the technical reasons I don't think it's of any consequence - how or why you find your pages in the supplemental index seems more pressing - it is for me at the moment anyway! :)
I've never seen it myself, but I suppose the occasional glitch in saving/reading the date field is going to happen. Nothing sinister.
Of course, there is ample proof that Google has actually been around since the early 1960s:
i mentioned it to a few folks here, and I'll ask them to check it out and see if they can get the crawl date to percolate all the way to the cached page display.
Google does not, repeat not, have a Time Machine. :)
Hi everyone once agian
What does it mean by this....
it was a few days back when i have seen the timestamp in the cache snapshot of my webpage....and i was curious to know abt it......and i thought it will be fine in time...but i think.....Google shd crawl once again in this decade to give me the correct date.....lol
I've had something similar but with a particular page listed in site:mysite.com twice.
I think this may explain why the number of pages reported in any given web site are sometimes inflated by a substantial number. If the date stamp is wrong on one page listing and correct on another (even though its the exact same page being listed) .. this could be part of the "©2004 Google - Searching 8,058,044,651 web pages" suddenly appearing overnight!
See: [webmasterworld.com ]
I have those variables attached to a few page urls as well. One had a 'name' in the var and I tracked it to a penalized site. Probably a coincidence. I did search the entire site looking for the text and it's not from our pages.
so far (with what I've seen), only penalized /dupe pages have this. My index of one site has been indexed with?tracking_tags 3 times and those have that date. The index doesn't.
Same here with my site and some of my clients, but not just with tracking code. I've also seen it occur with a site with legitimate redirects from someon'es old site to their new one. That sounds harmless but this site is on a shared IP address with another unrelated site (my client) and the listing appearing in Google's "allinurl:" "www.domain.com" and "site:" searches with a redirect going from the one site to my client's site. Looked like a deliberate redirect but apparently just a google bug with a bogus date.
I think this is indicative of a larger root problem. When searching site:mysite.com I am getting supplemental results with a cache date of December 31, 1969 for pages which have not been in existence for over a year! They were deleted ages ago!
Ah yes - and the presence of a cache date - or at least a published one - is a fairly recent development.
I wonder if, when they've dredged up all these old pages, they've no date to associate with them?
I would be shocked to learn that this is a penalty. I am using only "white-hat" tactics for my optimization, and the industry is not TOO competitive.
Besides Yahoo, MSN and MSN-Beta have all picked up the changes and love them.
I am assuming (and hoping) that when Google eventually crawls my site again this problem will go away. BUT will google ever crawl my site again.
I has already been over 2 months.
Is anyone else STILL experiencing this problem?
Any suggestions on how to get out of it?
I have tried waiting, now I need to try something else.
[edited by: lawman at 11:31 pm (utc) on Jan. 13, 2005]
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Check your site on MSN, Yahoo, Teoma and the like and I'll bet your site is listed just fine!
It's time to stop focusing our efforts on Google as they don't seem to care anymore unless of course your paying them for adwords or adsense.
Put adsense on your site and get a few hundred links to target your key term and WALLA, #1-#5 in google in no time! You don't even need any content, just get them backlinks and Google will reward you.
Google is quickly becoming a joke.
Liane, the pages being introduced to the index that you deleted long ago are an effort to artificially make it seem like the index has grown overnight to 8 billion.
Lots of pages that don't exist have been added to the index, an act of desperation, or a serious bug.
Take your pick.
Precisely! MSN introduces their new search engine and WALLA, Google suddenly has to beat it even though their claims are entirely false. The real index does not include "Supplemental Results" unless of course your searching for that particular page and tell me if I'm wrong here but what is the point in indexing it if the searcher already knows about that page?
Bring the heat MSN!