Remade site, Google re-cache?

5683565

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Feb 18, 2006
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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is that the searching doesn't work because Google appears to still only have the old Cache, which is completely out of date now.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.
 

WildCowboy

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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.
 

frankblundt

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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.
 

5683565

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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.
 
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