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Odd date appearing after title

cache date of 8/13 but just after title 8/2



2:18 am on Aug 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ok ..so I do my nightly site:www.mydomain.com query before going to bed. And I notice that we have an updated cache date of Aug 13,2006
whee.. the spider has come to visit. But then I notice after the title of my home page and one major sub page a date of Aug 2

Like this
(1st result)
Heres the title of my page - Aug 2
heres the page description.
www.mydomain.com/ -32k - Aug 13,2006

(2nd result)
Secondary page title - Aug 2
heres the page descripton
www.mydomain.com/pagename.html (no cache date shown)

Why the two dates?


2:46 am on Aug 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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

I think you're logged into Google in some way and therefore seeing personalized search. Those would be the last dates you visited those pages while logged in.


4:54 am on Aug 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

You think so? I was logged into sitemaps earlier in the evening.

I just went and did the search again, same browser yes logged in the same, but they weren't there this time. I've never seen dates after the title before.

vikram lashkari

8:02 am on Aug 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

hi Bewenched

tedster is true, if you have logged in to any google's service and if u have enabled the personalized search then whatever you search and whatever you click is stored in google database and when you search again for the same keyword it brings up the result with the last clicked by you on the same website for that keyword.

Hope this will solve your query



8:12 am on Aug 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've seen those dates showing up for the last 2 to 3 weeks. It seems to be site specific.

You can replicate it on some larger domains, like by doing a site: query on a certain cable news network.

I've been watching it because Google's abortive attempts at fixing some of their current conundrums have briefly resurrected several dropped pages of mine with those same dates such as:

www.domain.com/ - 27k - Aug 03, 2006

Even though those pages disappeared again after a day or so, it gave me some hope that when Google finally gets things fixed my site may benefit thereby.

Of course it could mean something entirely different or nothing at all.

I've mentioned it in this forum, but you're the first one I've seen who also noticed and commented on it.


5:11 am on Aug 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

Ok so tonight I browsed on my husbands computer and saw no date .. got on mine .. saw the dates. I guess I had been logged in .. I don't particularly like that they are tracking where I go... logged in or not.. not that I do anything wrong, but .. well .. it's just wierd feeling.

Makes me want to do my general browsing on my mac test machine.


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