verified links matrix features - improving the index check

GiorgosKGiorgosK Greece
edited August 2012 in Feature Requests
I noticed today that indexed check was inlcuded in the verified list functions
while a good addition I would like it slightly improved

now its just making green the indexed and red the non indexed

how about creating a new column of cached date that would get n/a for non indexed pages
and the date that was last cached in order to be able to export this column with the rest
of the data ?

Comments

  • SvenSven www.GSA-Online.de
    Accepted Answer
    Use Select submenu and you can select e.g. un-indexed sites, export selected or copy and do whatever you want with it.
  • while this is good enough for some cases
    I would welcome a new column for that in order to keep all the verified links in one csv when exporting
    and not to merge them later on as indexed and non-indexed but I guess if nobody else wants it ...
  • GiorgosKGiorgosK Greece
    edited August 2012
    a question
    indexed means that the page was indexed/cached after the date the link was verified to be on the page ?
    right ?

    also
    when I close the window of verified links the index information is lost
    and I have to run another check for all of them the next time I enter the dialog

  • SvenSven www.GSA-Online.de
    indexed just means that the search engine knows about the page. It doesn't mean that the search engine crawled if after your link was placed. Thats something I can not know.
  • s4nt0ss4nt0s Houston, Texas
    GiorgosK

    If your link is dropped on a page that already existed, like a blog comment, trackback, etc. it's usually just a matter of pinging to get the spiders to come back and crawl the page and notice your link so that's not really a big deal.

    The index checking is more useful for the platforms that actually create a new page/url like wiki's, vbulletin blogs or anything that creates a brand new page, profile, etc that needs to be checked for indexing.
  • therefore according to what was said above

    I would welcome a way to get google cached date which can be compared with the verified date in order to determine if google has seen the link or not

    hope it makes sense
  • here is how I would do it

    I would create a column in the verified links matrix called google cached date

    the code in javascript to get google cache date is
    "http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=cache:" + encodeURIComponent(url)

    for example to get the google cached date for wsj.com is
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=cache:wsj.com

    then you can scrape the date and time from top of document and put value in the matrix

    one can call get "cached date check" like calling "index check" and grab each cached date
    of course you have to use proxies for each check or allow 1 minute before calling again the google webservice

    if I could take this further
    I would create another column "google seen link" that would take values yes/no
    and I would compare the creation date/time with the cached date/time
    if second one is later we know google has seen the link and cached date does not need checked again

    I think that information would be very very usefull since we can sort of see changes in rankings
    according to link seen and stop guessing what link are powerful and what not

    hope people find this useful and that sven gives it a shot

    thanks


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