__/ [T.J.] on Tuesday 22 November 2005 09:27 \__
> I put something new on a page at the weekend, when searching
> for a phrase the page appears in the serps but when viewing the
> cache of the page it doesn't show the new content.
> Anyone know how many versions of a page Google is now storing?
I believe they retain just one version, but it may take time for that sin-
gle, up-to-date version to propagate from one datacentre to all the oth-
ers. Do not be surprised if different versions of your pages are returned
from different IP addresses (see below).
I heard that Google cache can sometimes take a long while to be modified,
if ever. It does not seem to be a high priority because few people actual-
ly bother to view it. It's the indices that matter most. Deletion of cache
is another matter. Likewise, file description (metedata) can take a while
to change, but it all depends on how often you get crawled. For a front
page of a ~PR5 site this might take just a couple of days.
If you want to check your cache in different datacentres, then try, for
http://22.214.171.124 http://126.96.36.199 http://188.8.131.52
Hope it helps,
Roy S. Schestowitz
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