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Do small updates help seo?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Greeneye, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Greeneye

    Greeneye Junior Member

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    They say the only stupid question is the one that isn't asked. So here it goes.

    If I have a page that I'm trying to rank up in google does it help to have a time and date on it so it changes every day and google indexes it every day?
     
  2. sevenfigurez

    sevenfigurez Junior Member

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    I would say, in some cases, yes. Back when I had a site penalized, I could temporarily get it ranking on the front page by add new content, which was cycled through on the homepage.

    Now, that same site is ranking #3 for main keyword, and I haven't touched it (content and backlink wise) in over a year.
     
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    That might help. What I do is I schedule content to be added every 1-2 days or so.
     
  4. Greeneye

    Greeneye Junior Member

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    I'm not saying adding new content. I'm just saying changing existing content by having the date listed in the post. Hence it would change every day.

    I have competitor that is doing this and they are ranked #1 and google seems to index them every day.
     
  5. Yukinari84

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    So basically what you are saying is that you want to change the date stamp on your current posts/pages but not adding new content?

    If that's so then no, this sort of update will not really help you at all. Just changing the date on old content is not a good idea for your visitors or for SEO purposes.

    You should be adding real value to your sites if you want to be successful.
     
  6. jezlad

    jezlad Regular Member

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    Will making edits to the content for better keyword placement help once a page has been crawled and indexed?
     
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    flx89 Senior Member

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    man....content was and will continue to be the kind
     
  8. Yukinari84

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    You should be placing your KWs in the best possible places before publishing your content. If you write your content correctly before hand, there's no need to go back and change your wording around.
     
  9. jezlad

    jezlad Regular Member

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    That doesn't answer the question man, only a few of my keywords aren't placing high so I was wondering if the content could be tweaked?
     
  10. frappertank

    frappertank Junior Member

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    Small updates help, but simple tricks like just putting the current date and time on your page, or even just putting the latest news from an RSS feed will usually not help at all (it's not that easy).

    To create helpful updates, instead consider creating new pages and blog articles, or add and edit the text on your existing pages.
     
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