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    Hello,

    Please let me know that this date update by google in sitemap ( <lastmod>2017-01-10</lastmod> ) or we put the date so crawller come to our site to get crawled on same date ??
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    Hi ashishrawat,

    <lastmod> should be the date the page was last modified (duh), but it won't make a lot of difference:

    According to Gary Illyes (google):
    The lastmod tag is optional in sitmaps and in most of the cases it's ignored by search engines, because webmasters are doing a horrible job keeping it accurate. In any case, you may use it, and the format depends on your capabilities and requirements; you don't actually have to provide a timezone offset if you can't or don't want to, you can choose to go with a simple YYYY-MM-DD as well.
    You can see that discussion here.

    Hope that helps
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