If you’re like me and you don’t like the fact that Google has an old cache of your site or pages and you’re running a blog then you do have options.
Nowadays people are churning out content and trying to remain in top position for their selected category or niche and it’s getting harder and harder to write unique content, so coming up with an idea on what the hell to blog about is actually really hard.
Now back to the matter at hand. Many of my pages in Google’s cache are displaying the error when some bastards tried to hack my site:
As you can see this is appearing in the ‘btard’ category. It is a dumb category, and meaningless I know but it was a test term that this whole site was based around way back. I have some work to do.
So you, like me have a (WordPress) blog and you have a cached listing that you want to update so why not make a post (like this one) and check that box relevant to the category (and search result page) and hope that your pinger tells google that you want a refresh on that cache.
Well, that will work. That image above was snapped on “2010-03-13 at 9.18.53 AM” (the image name is “Screen shot 2010-03-13 at 9.18.53 AM.png”). We’ll see how long it takes to fix the cache.
I’ll follow up with other ways to update cached listings.