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Dates indexed shown in search results?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, July 12, 2007
12 years ago2,573 views


aycu07.webshots.com/image/2084 ...


Searched for mobuz in FF addressbar and came to google search, realising my mistake I corrected it mobuzz and researched from google, not the firefox addressbar. I got this in the first two search results but not after that

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's when you visited the page last, based on your Google web history, been around a while

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

That's actually date visited. It's using your Web History data to show that.

Google also displays date indexed for some recently indexed results, but that's usually shown in green next to the URL and file size.

e.g. google.com/search?q=blogoscope ...

John Honeck [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's not always the date you last visited it. It often indicates a site that is regularly visited by Googlebot and indicates the last cache date of that page. Try a search that you don't do a lot and you'll see the date next to sites that you've never visited before.

Danny Sullivan talked about it a bit where he says, "As it turns out, some pages that Google revisits on a super-fast basis — pages that have dates next to them in the listings…"

searchengineland.com/070419-16 ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Oh.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< It's not always the date you last visited it. >>

Just to clarify:

* The gray date next to the page title is always the date you last visited the page.

* The green date next to the file size is always the date it was last crawled / indexed. (Note: when a page is super-fresh it doesn't always have the cached version available.)

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