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Question: Effect on SEO of enabling content caching

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by FredJones, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. FredJones

    FredJones Junior Member

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    What is the effect of enabling versus disabling content caching on SEO, if any?

    By that, for those who know HTML, I mean, what is the impact of presence versus absence of the following line in your web file, for SEO?

    <META http-equiv=Cache-Control content=no-cache>

    For those who don't know what I mean by that, go ahead to Google. Search for any keyword you want to. On the right hand side of each search result, there is a small triangle, clicking which, gives you options such as "cached", "similar" etc. The HTML line I gave above, will remove that "cached" option from there, and ask Google not to cache.

    My question is, has anyone experimented on whether and how SEO is impacted, by adding or removing that line, or an equivalent of that line?

    Curious to find out.
     
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    I never thought about this. I'm keen to see the response of SEO service providers or those who have already tried to disable content caching.
     
  3. FredJones

    FredJones Junior Member

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    No response so far. I was hoping that someone will be able to shed light on this with research that they have already done.

    At some stage or the other, if I receive no response, I am likely to conduct a research. I could not find any good response on the web too in general, I might have Googled with no-so-good search terms. But all in all, it will be great to hear what fellow BHW colleagues have to say on this.

    Even if the finding is that "there is no impact" (if at all anyone has found anything along that line), even that will be a great learning for me.