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Wrong dates in snippets for some Google news sites



5:52 pm on Jul 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The site is crawled regularly and is published in Google news several times daily. However in the SERPS if you search for a 'keyword + news' it shows a date that is several days older than the date of the last indexing.

Why would that be and can it be controlled?



8:32 pm on Jul 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

I've seen this kind of date bugginess too, and I have no idea how a webmaster might influence it, except possibly by employing microformats [webmasterworld.com].

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