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Can the search engines see a page as out of date?

     
7:38 pm on Apr 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am just wondering if anyone has ever had a page removed from an index because it hand't been modified for a while and if so, with who and for how long was it un modified?
The reason why I am asking is because i have created a site that I am happy with now and do not want to work on it any more. However I do not want the site to disappear.

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3:58 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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One of the most popular authority sites in one of my fields hasn't been changed since 2000 and it still ranks particularly well.
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4:04 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am speculating here but I'd say a lot would depend if your page has lots of good pages pointing to you.

If faced with a task of pruning the main index (move sites not worthy to be in primary index to secondary or delete altogether) then it is reasonable to keep pages that are well linked to, especially so if page in question is old as age shows that it managed test of time.

4:52 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Regular new 'links in' is a better indication of a sites content still being relevant. Many pages do not need updating or have dynamic content which does not effect the file date. These are still good pages.
10:54 pm on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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