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What is the significance of the google cache date?

  1. easyspeak profile image73
    easyspeakposted 7 years ago

    Does anyone look at their hubs google cache date?  If so, how can this help you?

    1. sunforged profile image76
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      it has been suggested that cache date is the new page rank

      http://www.seobook.com/archives/001985.shtml  (older article, but Boykin was a SEO monster in the pay for backlinks days, used to rank for lots of very high comp terms)

  2. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago
  3. easyspeak profile image73
    easyspeakposted 7 years ago

    sweet, thanks!

  4. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I have never been too sure about how useful the cached date is in SEO other than to check when Google last visited the page.

    It does reflect how often google crawls your webpage, but since that can be configured manually in Google Webmaster Tools, and has no bearing on your actual SERPs, it doesn't seem mch of an issue to me!

  5. Peter Hoggan profile image73
    Peter Hogganposted 7 years ago

    Googles cache provides some basic information including the most recent date a page was last indexed and provides a copy of the page as it was at that time. So at the most basic level it lets you see when updates, contextual or aesthetic you make are discovered and indexed.

    Google also make available a text only version of a cached page, from an SEO point of view this lets you identify any areas of the page that may be visible through normal browsing that may be hidden from google through the use of  javascript or iframes.

    If you are using CSS to present your content to Google prior to navigation the text only cache page will reflect the order in which the content of your page is discovered which might be different to the order it appears when rendered on screen or in code view.

    There dose seem to be some correlation between trusted authority sites and indexing speed. Authoritative trusted sites tend to be indexed with greater frequency this means that updated content and new pages will be discovered quickly, This is important if you want to be found through search for timely content or news items.

  6. easyspeak profile image73
    easyspeakposted 7 years ago

    How often are hubs indexed, generally?