__/ [Sprout] on Saturday 10 December 2005 06:29 \__
> Will stopping a page from caching (with "Cache-Control: no-cache")
> adversely affect the ranking of that page in search results?
It definitely should, I think. By declaring that a page should not be
cached, you prevent it from being indexed as far as I can gather. I used
to have such issues until I excluded pages in robots.txt. If it was in-
dexed, people would find a route to it via SE's rather than by visiting
your site as a starting point. What I am not sure about is the separation
between access, indexing and cache. rel="nofollow" opens the door to even
more complex circumstances that ought to be taken into consideration.
Hope it helps,
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