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How Often Does Google Update Search Results?

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#1 rjcarr


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Posted 02 December 2009 - 10:40 AM

Hey guys just wondering how often Google updates its database results. I am making some changes to my site and I want to make sure I have given it enough time before I make any other changes on certain pages.

Anyone have a ballpark idea?

#2 OldWelshGuy


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Posted 02 December 2009 - 12:09 PM

it is different for every site.

the process is
1. spider visits site, grabs content
2. content sits and waits to be evaluated
3. content is either rejected, or added to the database (cached and indexed).

Google uses smart software to ensure it doesn't visit sites that haven't been updated, so it will extend the return time to suit.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 12:23 PM

Even once your page with the changes has been re-indexed, you'd want to leave it for a good 2 months or so as they tend to get better over time (if they're going to).

If you change it as soon as it's reindexed, you'll never actually know what's working and what's not.

#4 rjcarr


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Posted 02 December 2009 - 03:35 PM

Good points gang. Thank you. I will keep that in mind! One time I made some changes, then I made other changes. For a few weeks my terms were at the top of Google, then they disappeared. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out what I had done right...or wrong.

I get your points!

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