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osCsid in Google pages - for how long?


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I have had my site up for about a month and, being my first installation, stupidly did not set up "prevent spider sessions" to true, so there are now 15 or so links to my site in Google with an osCsid in each URL. I should not, of course, complain about being listed on Google but I understand the security risk of these and want them gone!


I have now set "prevent spider sessions" to true and have installed the "Spider Session Remover" contribution to my root .htaccess file. I now am seeing google and yahoo spiders in my "Who's Online" report (all very positive), session ids nicely removed, but I am keen for my current google listings to be updated.


Does anyone out there have any experience of how long google takes to update its database post spider fix. If anyone can offer any further advice, then that would be much appreciated.


Also, I have tried setting "recreate session" = true, but my session ids are not actually changing when people log in or create an account (as I believe this should work) so I have abandoned this as coverage for the existing google ids.

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