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Explanation of cache link.

and the date stamp near to it.

     
4:11 pm on Jun 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Some times in SERPS, google shows a "cache" link for a certain link, and for the same site, other pages may not show the "cache" link.
Also, sometimes there's a date besides the "cache" link, some others "cache" links does not have the date stamp.
Does anybody knows the meaning of these differences?
10:54 pm on June 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I feel I am the invisible man :)
11:46 pm on June 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Did someone say something? I don't see any one...

Just kidding..

All I know about cache and cache date is when I used to be in G's good graces they would reindex about 10-20% of my pages every night and the next day those pages would have the cache date next to them.

As for why some entries dont have any reference to cache is a puzzlement to me too.

Now I'm lucky to see new cache dates every 4-5 days.

6:17 am on June 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You can control whether Google shows a cache or not using the META ROBOTS noarchive command - I use it successfully for pages that have an expiry date (booking forms etc), so that no-one can call up the page by any means after I have deleted it.

The green date is a "fresh date" which appears by a page for a couple of days when Google has a fresh snapshot of the cache. My home pages, for example, always have a date, since Google calls by every day. Pages deep down generally don't have, and the date of the cache (view the cached page to see that) is typically 2 weeks ago.
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