Remade site, Google re-cache?

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  1. jamesmcd macrumors 6502a

    jamesmcd

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    Hey All,

    I have completely re-made a site, and on this site is a google search entry.

    The problem, is that the searching doesn't work because Google appears to still only have the old Cache, which is completely out of date now.

    Is there a way to tell google to re-cache my site? Or does google do this once a month or something.

    Cheers.
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    AFAIK, they'll do it automatically. Just give it time.

    jW
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yeah, I don't think really have any control over when it gets re-crawled, but it shouldn't be more than 1-2 weeks.
     
  4. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    The frequency with which Google indexes sites seems to be subject to a large number of variables, including popularity and the frequency of the content being updated. Some get indexed daily, others not for months at a stretch.

    If you have access to the server logs you can check to see how often and to what degree the Googlebot has historically crawled the site.

    [edit] just to clarify - by updated content, I mean the frequency with which the content changes. If Google stops by to index a site three times in a month and it hasn't been modified, it seems to learn to not bother coming back to re-index for a while. A big update might improve future indexing frequency, but if it's been a while since the previous change, then Google might take a while to come back to find out about it.
     
  5. jamesmcd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm I see.

    Well the site is used quite a bit, and the update was huge. Changed heaps.

    I published the update about 4 days ago, so it hasn't been the suggested 1-2 weeks yet. Will have to wait and see, and I'll say on here when it gets updated for reference.

    Cheers.
     
  6. jamesmcd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok.

    It has updated on Google, and took 14 days. Just letting people know.
     

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