Google: don’t worry about the date of the cached page in our results

On Twitter, Google’s John Mueller and Google’s Danny Sullivan said that you don’t have to worry about the date that is displayed next to the cached version of your web page:


The cache is not related to indexing and the cached version isn’t necessarily the version that Google has in its index.

If your website has ranking problems, it is very likely that this is not caused by indexing problems of Google. It is much more likely that your website either blocks Google’s crawler (wich you can fix by checking your website with the website audit tool), or that your website hasn’t been optimized yet (which you can fix with the Top 10 Optimizer tool).

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Tom Cassy

Tom Cassy is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at “”.