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Hi, I’m building a website at: bizsynch.netlify.app which is connected with https://bizsynch.com
The domain is being managed at 1and1 with A record pointing to Netlify load balancer IP.

Now the google search console, FB developer search debugger and just sharing the base URL on Instagram and whatsapp is showing meta data from a previous (likely, the first) build.

All of these platforms show correct info on the complete URL - Transforming the way you adopt technology - BizSynch and https://bizsynch.netlify.app

The meta data of other subpages is also correct and I have tried rescrapring and recrawling the website hundreds of times but I cannot seem to understand the problem here. The issue is only coming on my base URL https://bizsynch.com and https://www.bizsynch.com

Hi @sahej

What is it you are seeing in these services vs what you (should) see?

It’s fetching the page from an old build. The header section is what matters to me

Here’s the actual, up-to-date page’s head section:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html data-wf-page="60f682da81d634e20e3dc0b7" lang="en" data-wf-site="60f682da81d63469af3dc0b6">
<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>Transforming the way you adopt technology - BizSynch</title>
  <!-- Search Engine -->
  <meta name="description" content="Insight-driven strategies & viable solutions built from years of industry experience. Constant evolution is the key to conquering an ever-changing market. Learn how our Industry-experts can prepare your company for every possible challenge.">
  <meta name="image" content="https://bizsynch.com/images/og-image.png">
  <!-- Schema.org for Google -->
  <meta itemprop="description" content="Insight-driven strategies & viable solutions built from years of industry experience. Constant evolution is the key to conquering an ever-changing market. Learn how our Industry-experts can prepare your company for every possible challenge.">
  <meta itemprop="image" content="https://bizsynch.com/images/og-image.png">
  <!-- Twitter -->
  <meta name="twitter:card" content="summary">
  <meta name="twitter:description" content="Insight-driven strategies & viable solutions built from years of industry experience. Constant evolution is the key to conquering an ever-changing market. Learn how our Industry-experts can prepare your company for every possible challenge.">
  <!-- Open Graph general (Facebook, Pinterest & Google+) -->
  <meta name="og:description" content="Insight-driven strategies & viable solutions built from years of industry experience. Constant evolution is the key to conquering an ever-changing market. Learn how our Industry-experts can prepare your company for every possible challenge.">
  <meta name="og:image:secure_url" content="https://bizsynch.com/images/og-image.png">
  <meta name="og:image" content="https://bizsynch.com/images/og-image.png">
  <meta name="og:image:alt" content="Transforming outsourcing with industry experience">
  <meta name="og:url" content="https://bizsynch.com">
  <meta name="og:site_name" content="Bizsynch">
  <meta name="og:title" content="Bizsynch | Transforming the way you adopt technology">
  <meta name="og:type" content="website">
  <meta content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" name="viewport">
  <meta content="Webflow" name="generator">
  <link rel='stylesheet' type='text/css' href='https://d33wubrfki0l68.cloudfront.net/bundles/cda391311214577df20d8fe292eba3d5b611cd8f.css'/>
  
  
  <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/webfont/1.6.26/webfont.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript">WebFont.load({  google: {    families: ["Open Sans:400,400italic,600,600italic"]  }});</script>
  <!-- [if lt IE 9]><script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/html5shiv/3.7.3/html5shiv.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script><![endif] -->
  <script type="text/javascript">!function(o,c){var n=c.documentElement,t=" w-mod-";n.className+=t+"js",("ontouchstart"in o||o.DocumentTouch&&c instanceof DocumentTouch)&&(n.className+=t+"touch")}(window,document);</script>
  <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="180x180" href="/favicon/apple-touch-icon.png">
  <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="32x32" href="/favicon/favicon-32x32.png">
  <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="16x16" href="/favicon/favicon-16x16.png">
  <link rel="manifest" href="/favicon/site.webmanifest">
  <link rel="mask-icon" href="/favicon/safari-pinned-tab.svg" color="#5bbad5">
  <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon/favicon.ico">
  <meta name="msapplication-TileColor" content="#da532c">
  <meta name="msapplication-config" content="/favicon/browserconfig.xml">
  <meta name="theme-color" content="#ffffff">
  <!-- Global site tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics -->
  <script async src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=G-19C93MY9FS"></script>
  <script>
    window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
    function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);}
    gtag('js', new Date());

    gtag('config', 'G-19C93MY9FS');
  </script>
</head>

Here’s what google crawlers are seeing

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html data-wf-page="60f682da81d634e20e3dc0b7" lang="en" data-wf-site="60f682da81d63469af3dc0b6" class="wf-loading w-mod-js wf-opensans-n4-loading wf-opensans-i4-loading wf-opensans-n6-loading wf-opensans-i6-loading w-mod-ix"><head><style>.wf-force-outline-none[tabindex="-1"]:focus{outline:none;}</style>
  
  <title>BizSynch</title>
  <meta content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" name="viewport">
  <meta content="Webflow" name="generator">
  <link href="/css/normalize.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
  <link href="/css/webflow.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
  <link href="/css/bizsynch.webflow.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
  
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:400,400italic,600,600italic" media="all">
  <!-- [if lt IE 9]><![endif] -->
  
  <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="180x180" href="/favicon/apple-touch-icon.png">
  <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="32x32" href="/favicon/favicon-32x32.png">
  <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="16x16" href="/favicon/favicon-16x16.png">
  <link rel="manifest" href="/favicon/site.webmanifest">
  <link rel="mask-icon" href="/favicon/safari-pinned-tab.svg" color="#5bbad5">
  <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon/favicon.ico">
  <meta name="msapplication-TileColor" content="#da532c">
  <meta name="msapplication-config" content="/favicon/browserconfig.xml">
  <meta name="theme-color" content="#ffffff">
</head>

Hi @sahej,

You’ve enabled Prerendering: Netlify App. Prerendered content is cached for 48 hours. Thus, what you’re seeing is expected behaviour.

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Hey, thanks for the response! I removed the redirect to Netlify’s IP, turned off prerendering and hooked it up again. It works now but it was cached for more than a week at least.

That would be an interesting case then. I believe you’ve turned it off now, but if in future you see such a behaviour again, do let us know.

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