Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 3.85.214.0

Forum Moderators: Robert Charlton & goodroi

Message Too Old, No Replies

I don't understand Google's Cache Date

     
1:28 pm on Dec 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 11, 2004
posts:62
votes: 0


I have removed some pages from my site. I understand how the page can still be in Google's index for months and months to come.

But what I don't understand is that if you look at the cache, it shows the old page and a cache date that is after the date the file was removed.

The cache date should show a date prior to the file removal.

Is this common? Should I care?

Thanks,

Devvy

6:15 pm on Dec 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 8, 2005
posts:44
votes: 0


Its ok, no problem, it happens some times.
6:30 pm on Dec 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 5, 2005
posts:123
votes: 0


I noticed Google show more recent Cache Dates than the actual date on which the page was crawled. This is more common with about us/contact us type pages that are usually linked from footer and do not change often.
3:48 pm on Dec 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 8, 2005
posts:106
votes: 0


I believe that Jalinder is correct. The date is crawled date, not cache date.

Keith

5:12 pm on Dec 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from DE 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 20, 2003
posts:890
votes: 6


I've seen the same problem [webmasterworld.com] - at least 4 weeks difference between the cache date shown and the date of the cache.
5:24 pm on Dec 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 5, 2005
posts:123
votes: 0


Well all my pages have a date on top right. So whatever the cache date Google shows, I know the exact date and time when the page was crawled by viewing the cache.

I'd say most times cache date matches, but for pages linked from footer and those that do not change much Google does show a recent cache date while the actual crawl date is much older.

8:41 pm on Dec 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:May 3, 2004
posts:54
votes: 0


one of my pages showed a cache date of 1589 or something like that one time..i thought that was odd..lol
8:53 pm on Dec 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member steveb is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:June 20, 2002
posts:4652
votes: 0


The fresh dates and the actual cache have been screwed up for a few weeks now, but that doesn't answer the original question.
1:08 pm on Dec 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 11, 2004
posts:62
votes: 0


ok, thanks for the info.

So things can be messed up with dates, and the date shown is the crawl date and not the date of the page.

Even so, why does my page show up which is not there? It was removed weeks before the crawl date. It seems like it visited the page, didn't find it and then placed in cache the last known copy.

Devvy