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Google displays old specials for website

Posted on 2014-10-13
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When you google my clients name Bakers Service Unlimited, you can see a map and then page links with a brief description of those pages.  The Specials page listed talks about an August special.  Is this a Google cache issue?  How do I fix this so it displays the current October special?  Here is a screen shot.

http://screencast.com/t/qUBGLao1rqw
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by:Gary
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Looks like a cache issue since that page is from 10th Sept, which would mean Google doesn't see it as an important page for reindexing that often
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How do I ask Google to recache?
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Very nicely...

The best you can do is:
In WMT goto Crawl > Fetch as Google
Add the url and fetch
If successful click Submit to Index

Usually takes a few days.
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by:nsitedesigns
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What is WMT?  Is that a pc thing?  I have a mac.
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Google Webmaster Tools
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by:nsitedesigns
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I added her site and did the steps you advised.  When I Fetch as Google and type in the url for the specials page, it says it cannot be found!  I even tried fetch and render even though I am not sure what that means.  Got an error with that too.  Hmmmm

http://bakersservice.net/specials.html
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by:Gary
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Whats the error?
You can only fetch urls from a domain associated with the account - even domain.com and www.domain.com are treated as seperate domains.
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by:nsitedesigns
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http://screencast.com/t/m4DT50s7pAp

Sorry, forgot to include page of error. It says the page cannot be found yet it does show up on the web.  I am searching for the specials page because my goal is to try and get google to not display the August special but rather the October special.
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by:Gary
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That url has a preceding /
In the box you should be just entering
specials.html
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by:nsitedesigns
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My mistake.  Got it to work.  Thanks!
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by:nsitedesigns
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How long should I let this simmer before I try to do it again.  I checked this morning and it still displays August specials.
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by:Gary
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Could be 2/3 days, could be a week
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ok - thanks!
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