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Google, and others, have my old website cached.  They have revisited my
new site but the old pages still show up.  How can I get Google and the
others to discard the cached pages?

Google also displays an incorrect image of my home page.


Re: Cached Pages

__/ [tbrothers] on Saturday 10 September 2005 23:37 \__

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I think you can either contact them and wish for a response. Otherwise, you
may face a real challenge and have no easy solutions.

You can either add "NO CACHE" (I'll need to look up the proper syntax) to
your meta data and remove that metadata once the cache was flushed, if
ever. Someone in alt.www.webmaster suggested that it rarely gets honoured,
at least in his case.

You can otherwise be more radical and stop crawling by changing robots.txt
temporarily. Maybe if you encouraged more crawling, that /too/ would get
the cache modified more frequently. Lastly, relying just on common sense,
making your pages more dynamic (significant changes) would urge re-caching.


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Re: Cached Pages

Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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For the first time, I used the Google automated URL removal process recently
and it worked really well.  I made a mistake with the naming of a new htm
file which was taken up by the system and started appearing in the results
within a couple of days.  I did the removal process and the file name
disappeared from the search results in just a few hours - not the 5 days, as
promised.  Good service !
see here:

Best regards, Eric.

Re: Cached Pages


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It depends. Sometimes it goes in a blink, sometimes you have to wait
even over a week. I was doing some regrouping and cleaning on my sites
in spring and I get some experience :)

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