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    Hello

    I'm interested in putting the current date on my site and having it so every day it has the correct date showing. Many sites in my industry appear dated and look like they haven't been updated for months. I'm trying to show that the site is current and a good source of info. (which it is)

    Whats the best way to display the date so as to not affect SEO?

    thanks!
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    As mentioned, it is easy to display the date with an SSI. Of course, just displaying the date won't convince people that the site is being updated. You would do better to display time sensitive information.

    For example you might have a monthly offer. The pseudo code would be simply:

    Code:
    if month=1 then
      display january offer
    elsif month=2 then
      display february offer
    ...
    elsif month =12
      display december offer
    end if
    The syntax is different for different programming languages.

    The fact that the search engines find something new on your site each month is probably a plus.
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    Hello

    Yes I can use SSI/PERL

    If I could get either of these that would be great. Short instructions would also be really nice as well.

    Thanks!
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    I have the date on my site. I find it handy to see the last time Freshbot stopped by a page. Just look at the cached version of the page and there is the date. It also shows interesting everflux results. The date has slipped a few days backwards in the past week for one of my pages.
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    Use PHP

    <? echo date("F j, Y h:i:s A"); ?>

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