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Still Link Benefit If Referrer Does Not Appear In Google Cache?


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#1 EricLaszlo

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 02:58 PM

Hi, Folks --

Was looking referring pages in my analytics and noticed at least one that was not cached in Google.


So here's the question:

Do you get any inbound-link benefit if the link to your own site is on a page that does not appear in the Google cache?


I guess a broader question:

Does Google exclude many spidered pages from its cache?


Another related question:

Could a page appear in Google under the site:www.mysite.com/mypage.com but not cache:www.mysite.com/mypage.com?


Your input is appreciated.

Best,
Eric



#2 Michael Martinez

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 05:49 PM

Google is not the only search engine, so other search engines may be counting links that Google ignores.

Google occasionally refreshes its cache, and pages are dropped out. You should check back several times for about a month before concluding the site is not being cached.

Some Webmasters use the "noarchive" meta tag on their pages, so you won't see a cache.

It's hard to say why you see no cache, but it's even more hard to be certain of what that means.


#3 Jill

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 07:44 AM

The cache link doesn't always work correctly, so you can't go by that.

Of course you wouldn't get credit from Google for any link that appeared on a page that wasn't indexed by Google since they presumably wouldn't know it existed!

#4 EricLaszlo

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:46 AM

Thanks for your input.

Another question: would searching in Google for a unique text string that occurs in a page (such as "maize-colored flying dinosaurs") ever bring that page up on the Google SERP when using the cache command does not?


#5 qwerty

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:20 AM

Yes, I've seen that happen. But to add a bit of confusion, I've found a page by searching on some of the text found on it, then immediately searched on some different text from that page and not had it come up in the results.

#6 Michael Martinez

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 02:13 PM

Google won't necessarily index every word on a page. There are several possible explanations for why they don't do that. And, again, sometimes it's just timing. You may have caught them in-between cache updates.


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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:29 PM

the cache reporting in google has become poor, whether this is deliberately on their behalf or a result of chanelling cache: requests to a different datacentre etc. as reported, if a unique string results in the page being returned, then it is probably safe to assume that if the link is not obfiscated any other way, that it will pass link juice.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:46 PM

Thanks to all for your helpful input.





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