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Do a google search for any key word you'll find a link labeled Cache.
When the system is fully operational when you click that link you'll see what Google has for the content of the page.
You can also enter cache: as a search command.
The cache system has had several outages and has had several glitches.
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In all these years I have never noticed the cache link on the results page.
Thanks also for the welcome. I never usually participate in forums. I find many other forums painful, the members argumentive, hostile and even unhelpful, which are all ironic. The quality of posts and replies here are excellent which make me feel comfortable to ask a "dumb question" and contribute when I feel I can. Brett and his team should be very proud of this fantastic resource they have created.
Same problem here! My website has been #1 for near a year and suddenly it dropped #600 yesterday :'(((
Has anyone else appart from g1smd and me encountered the same problem? Hope it's solved asap because my strongest competitor is now #1 (and happy about it lol) :(
18.104.22.168 (Big Daddy)
and so on.
Even i have observe a change in the positions in the SERP's for a few keywords, but not as drastic as the others have mentioned.
The reason for the pages dropping on the serps is that those pages are decached and so other pages are being returned for those searches that are not as well optimized, and dont have specific links for that phrase.
Is is just that Google is having troubles as was mentioned for January? Or can there be issues on the site. The site has not been down, and the Google sitemaps system is not highlighting any issues.