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Learn how to guess when a page was published

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dsan996, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. dsan996

    dsan996 Regular Member

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    Hi guys, just wanted to share a trick I use very often to guess when some specific page was published by looking at the date when Google indexed it. For those who don't know it yet.

    - Let's say you want to know the date when this page was published:
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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/advertise.php
    - Go to Google and search for the URL combined with the inurl: operator.
    Code:
    inurl:http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/advertise.php
    - Then add the following parameter to the Google SERP URL showing in your browser: &as_qdr=y15
    Code:
    http://www.google.es/search?q=inurl:http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/advertise.php&pws=0&nord=1&gws_rd=cr&ei=1EuPVLzLMISAU9OFgdgE&as_qdr=y15
    - Reload to see a new SERP showing the page indexation date:

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    That's it.

    IMPORTANT: this shows when Google last indexed the whole page. So if a page was published and indexed in 2008 and then it has gone through some major code changes in 2010 (for example), Google will recrawl and reindex the whole page again so the trick will display 2010 as the indexation date.
     

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  2. PrinceVisi

    PrinceVisi Elite Member

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    LOL

    That's very nice. Thanks.
     
  3. dsan996

    dsan996 Regular Member

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    You're welcome :)

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  4. Yarosss

    Yarosss Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Great! Thank you. I will try it.
     
  5. linkchamp

    linkchamp Regular Member

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    Great. Do try to post some more useful posts.
    Might help some newbie. :)
     
  6. CleverSEOTips

    CleverSEOTips Newbie

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    Good trick, impressed. Just shows creativity knows no bounds.
     
  7. dsan996

    dsan996 Regular Member

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    Thanks for your feedback. Let's hope this lasts... though if Google ends up disabling the first indexing date feature we will always have the good old Internet Archive Wayback Machine.