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    Importance of "fresh" content for SEO


    How important is it for static (non blog posts) content to be updated? Does google somehow take into account freshly updated content vs content that has been unchanged for a while?

    If they do take into account / give priority to fresh content, how do they gauge this? Is there some sort of "published or updated" date that they can see on static pages?
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    Depends on the query. For example, an article on the Pythagorean theorem does not require freshness, whereas other types of queries may require more fresh results. If you put a date modified on the page they can see that also they can also compare against older caches. ...If you tell us a bit about your niche and any other details you're comfortable with sharing, I can give you further thoughts..

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    Thanks for your input. My site is my own graphic design site. I've had the site for more than 7 years, but I'm just redesigned it a month ago, and I'm making a concerned effort to keep the portfolio and a few other sections updated. I should probably set up a blog on the site as well, but I'm not ready for that yet.
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    For your top landing pages, homepage, etc, I would not worry about QDF...for CRO purposes, you definitely want an updated portfolio...on the face of it, it sounds like you're on the right track..
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