SEO Optimization

How to force Google to update a cached page (or can we?)

Ok, here's the situation: we have a webpage that we have completely refreshed, and we want Google to pick up the new page. However the old page had a meta revisit-after tag, specifying "30 days". Can we force Google to refresh this page sooner than the 30 days, and get it to ignore the old Meta tag? Let's find out!

So, the site is Beemak Acrylic Display Products. The last cache date was "15 Dec 2012 13:03:09 GMT". We re-uploaded the homepage on December 17, and are waiting to Google to refresh the cache. Sadly, the old site told Google not to even come back for 30 days!
google cache
Now, that nefarious meta tag has been removed from the new homepage. However, we're hoping to "jump start" the cache refresh. We attempted to use the "Fetch as Googlebot" -> "Submit to Index" tool, but to no avail. So, this is our second attempt – direct linking to the site from a new blog post.

I'll update this post in a few days time with the progress, if any!


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