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Google New Feature: Last Spidered Date?

Today I was checking out my keyword rankings and came across an odd listing in Google. I’m not sure what it is, but it looked like there was an extra note that detailed when the page was last spidered or added to the search engine. It might be something old, but I know that I haven’t noticed it before.

This date was in light gray letters on the left of the page and was included with each search engine listing. I’m assuming it was the date the page was indexed or spidered because I last worked on the page in question on October 26, 2008 and the listing read November 2, 2008. Here’s what it looks like:

google new feature - page index dates

You’ll note this search was conducted from the South African version of Google and the search box has an option to search within the past year, past month, etc.  I ran the same search on Google.com and the index dates were not included in my search.  There’s problably a  special way to make this function happen but I don’t know what it is. Maybe this is a new feature that’s being tested. I’ll do some more research and see what I can find out.



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November 17th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

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