TheMadScientist - 2:26 pm on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
imagine if you search for a poem, or a quote from a book. what does it matter how fresh it is?
It depends on what you're referring to as 'fresh'...
If it's thought 'fresh = new' that's not exactly how it works in the rankings... Freshness 'cascades' much like PR, so an old page can still be fresh even without being updated. It's a bit tough to explain, and probably a different thread, but a 'fresh' link from a 'fresh' page will increase the 'freshness' of the receiving page, even if the page receiving the link has not been recently updated.