Content (news feeds or other data) not updating

    Binary App Dev
    By Binary App Dev

    Websites use a method to cache web pages called max age headers. It makes the web seem faster by caching items into your browser, you are basically loading a saved copy of the web site. An issue arises when a system administrator has not taken the steps to adjust such settings (for certain vital file extensions). Even though they are updating their content frequently a visitor may not see the changes for days or months if they never clear their browser cache. It seems Google sets their header on to: cache-control:public, max-age=31536000. We are not sure of the impact but we cannot change the max-age set by Google services. Therefore, some of their results may require clearing of your cache to update. An optimal setting for a website that has content that is constantly updated might be Cache-Control:max-age=0, no-cache, no-store. We have checked the settings with our network and have adjusted the max-age down lower. This may be simple for some system administrators but if your website has a more complex setup using a CDN and other services it can be difficult to track down where the actual setting needs to be changed. If you are noticing that content is not updating in a timely manner you should try clearing your browser cache and reloading the website. This is a fairly simple process. Please refer to the following tutorial: How to clear your browser cache: All-in-one Internet Search has been optimized so that you do not have to constantly clear your cache. You may still clear your cache to be sure you are viewing the latest updates.