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So Ggoogle is now caching one of my site's home pages every 3 to four days, but is not caching pages that are linked too from the home page nearly as often. nAny reason why this is happening? I thought it was normal for the crawler to follow links when they find them. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author sinishta
    You can use "Fetch as google" option in google webmaster tools to index your site pages immediate in the google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nittish Sharma
    You can do off-page work of inner webpages like social bookmarking, guest blogging, etc. And also fetch webpages in GMT.
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  • Profile picture of the author RandySwanston
    Originally Posted by lutherlars View Post

    So Ggoogle is now caching one of my site's home pages every 3 to four days, but is not caching pages that are linked too from the home page nearly as often. nAny reason why this is happening? I thought it was normal for the crawler to follow links when they find them. Thanks.
    I don't know why Google is not following the link on the page, check whether there is a no-follow tag in the hyperlink.

    And the best way to cache your page instantly is using "Fetch as Google" option in webmasters, Google caches your page as soon as you fetch. I have done this for pages where I update content and it works. Usually Google caches my pages every week or so, but with this tool, its instant. But there is a limitation of 500 fetches every month.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by RandySwanston View Post

      I don't know why Google is not following the link on the page, check whether there is a no-follow tag in the hyperlink.

      Google follows nofollow links. That would not be an issue. That's not what nofollow does.

      Google will not index or re-index your entire site on every visit. They learn which pages on a site change the most and visit those the most frequently. So if it is a blog style site, for example, the homepage is going to change pretty regularly. They are going to spider that much more often than something like a contact page linked to from your homepage, even if that contact page has changed recently.
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  • Profile picture of the author lutherlars
    So if I have made considerable changes to an inner page, that has not been cached in a while, a fetch is something I should do? Cheers.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by lutherlars View Post

      So if I have made considerable changes to an inner page, that has not been cached in a while, a fetch is something I should do? Cheers.
      Or just let Google find it on its own.
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  • Profile picture of the author C Rebecca
    - Make sure it's responding with a 200 OK code via something like URI Valet . Use Googlebot as the user agent.
    - Do the “fetch as Googlebot” and assuming it returns your 200 code you can then re-submit to the index.
    - You can also try crawling the site with Screaming Frog SEO Spider (with Googlebot as the user agent) and see if those pages come up in the crawl.
    - Make sure that these internal pages are added in the sitemap.
    - Also, have these URLs ever been cached?
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