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#1 OldWelshGuy

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:22 AM

I blogged about this today, but somethign is really wrong with the Google cache reporting or caching system. OK of late (last 6 months or more) there are times when you check a cache and there is no cache (or reason not to be cached), but that has been rare. Now it is all over the place, with many sites reporting cache reporting having stopped mysteriously at August 12th or just before.

Oddly though the reality and the reporting is different. e.g.

One site on a site search is reporting 3 pages (there are 4) one of the pages was renamed and no redirect put in place, but it is not showing on a site: search. here is the thing though. go to the page, check the cache using the toolbar, and there it is showing as cached. I thought this was unique, but it isn't.

Anyone else finding this?

#2 qwerty

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 09:06 AM

I've noticed lately that the "cached" link on the SERP for a site: search isn't working. When the link ought to point to webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:domain.com/page.htm, it's inserting a string of gobbledegook to create a URL like webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:hV2MVz1GswkJ:domain.com/page.htm, which goes to a page saying the search didn't match any documents. Pull the "hV2MVz1GswkJ:" out of the URL, and there's the cached copy of the page.

#3 Jill

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:51 AM

Yep. It's pretty crazy. You can't believe much of anything you see at Google anymore. Especially when it comes to what's indexed or not, caches, and advanced search operators.

#4 chrishirst

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:13 AM

What I've been seeing points towards the likelyhood that "Caffeine" hasn't quite scaled up in the way that testing seemed to demonstrate it would.

Unless the changes where deliberate of course smile.gif




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