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(Entry was posted by Ajay M Verma on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, April 25, 2019).

Cached version of the page returns an error

Does any one have answer to this weird issue?

1) site:domain.com says that the pages are well indexed but if I try to check last cached version of the page, it returns an error.

2) Every time I do site:domain.com it shows a different number of pages indexed.

3) For some pages where checking the last cache works, it shows a different version of the page each time.

Could you please tell me what`s going on with my this new website?

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Brenda Michelin: was it a clean domain?
  • Ajay M Verma: yes, it`s a brand new site and a newly purchased domain
  • Michael Martinez: The missing cache happens on and off. It`s nothing to worry about and may have been triggered by Google`s recent deindexing problem. The "hits" numbers you see at the top of search results are meaningless mumbo-jumbo. The really small numbers are sometimes accurate. The larger the numbers get the less accurate they become. You`ll have to use Google Search Console to check index coverage and live with the lag time.
  • Ajay M Verma: thanks for the detailed reply. What could be the reason for the 3rd issue? Why does Google cache show a different version of the indexed page?
  • Michael Martinez: That`s a mystery no one has been able to solve. A few people have found some canonical issues but it seems to be a symptom for several different problems.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, April 25, 2019).

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