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Blog posts: does date of post matter?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by waterworks, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. waterworks

    waterworks Junior Member

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    For blog posts on a wordpress website, does it matter to Google/SEO to show the date of the post?

    Also, does it matter if you back-date the post to a time before the site actually existed?
     
  2. MillieNelson

    MillieNelson Registered Member

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    yes date matters to visitors about google ranking it did not
     
  3. aidenhera

    aidenhera Elite Member

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    you mean schema date? yes it helps. if you set it to renew every day u will have something like "updated 5 hours ago" each day in SERP which might give you a boost.
     
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    How to do it on wordpress? Is there a plugin for this?
     
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    It does, personally I don't want to read old posts, maybe this is why many bloggers hide their posts date.
     
  6. tehnikumapuika

    tehnikumapuika Power Member

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    OP, I like your photo
     
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    Really? Do you have any proof of that or you're just talking out of your ass?
     
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    scheme itself is a small ranking factor, what, I lie? So moz correlations lie too
     
  9. waterworks

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    Originally I was not thinking about schema date, but merely the date that typically shows at the top of a blog or news post. I did some searching and found this page which talks about schema and date relationship within structured data.

    https://moz.com/learn/seo/schema-structured-data

    "Whether structured data affects rankings has been the subject of much discussion and many experiments. As of yet, there is no conclusive evidence that this markup improves rankings."

    I too hate reading articles with no date. Stuff written 5 years ago regarding anything web-related is rarely valid and current.
     
  10. xinga

    xinga Regular Member

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    there is one big evidence out there! ;-) When I google just about anything, I set a date filter. Now, obviously, not a lot of people do that...but for the few who do, the date is indeed an indirect ranking factor ;-)
     
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    cnetworld Junior Member

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    Hi

    Could you please elaborate a bit on how to set it up in WordPress? Or point at any articles if you have handy?

    Thanks!
     
  12. payal23j

    payal23j Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    No plugin, there is a date and time editing option given on right side. Just edit it and publish it either make it in schedule posting.
     
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    payal23j Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It's so simple, just add an article, set date and time as per your requirement. Check it on left side.

     
  14. tehnikumapuika

    tehnikumapuika Power Member

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    I made a small experiment with making post date newer every 3 days. I did and still do rank better. A lot. I just make small changes to post, and make date today. Here is kw's whom posts I'm updating all the time.
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  15. tehnikumapuika

    tehnikumapuika Power Member

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    Btw, those drops were when I was making my site SSL.
     
  16. xinga

    xinga Regular Member

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    beware of false proof! ;-)

    By editing, you could tell google that you are keeping the post up to date. How would you be sure that editing and keeping the date the same wouldn't yield the same results? ;-)
     
  17. tehnikumapuika

    tehnikumapuika Power Member

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    Not sure. Will continue this experiment ;) I was stuck on second page for 7 months. After this method I got to the first page. So I think it does something.