Google Testing Dates on Search Snippets

Oct 10, 2008 | 2,169 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A lot of members of the Webmaster World are spotting amazing and interesting Google interfact tests that are related to the placement of dates on snippets of SERPs!

According to the page one results:

“In performing certain search queries, Google appears to be inserting the date of the page in front of the Snippet. I just performed one search and 5 of the 10 results had dates preceding their Snippets. One of them had the date towards the end of the Snippet.”

Michael Gray has spotted this as well.

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He believes that Google is finding that it is important to include the date so many times

But according to me, when a user is indulged in site-searching, he or she can actually get some very good results! Therefore the dated results are actually proving to be incredibly useful, specially in this tech-era where things are always changing with the passage of time!

For further discussions, visit WebmasterWorld.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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