View Full Version : News site rankings
11-04-2003, 05:22 PM
I've heard that if the content on your page changes on daily intervals (maybe more) that search engines will rank you higher, apparently they believe you are a news site or somthing.
Is this true?
If so, does the actual content have to change, or could you make the keywords and description and such change daily to get the same result?
11-04-2003, 08:14 PM
All other things being equal, simply updating your pages every day will have no effect on your rankings unless the changes themselves make your page better optimized for the search engines.
11-14-2003, 01:17 PM
From the resources I've gathered, Google for example loves new content. We regularly put new content on our pages and we get indexed by google every couple days.
We also use the 'last update' header so it may look for that as well, I'm not sure.
So to answer your question, It doesn't have anything to do with rankings, but being indexed more often does have its advantages.
Second question: I think there has to either be significant content change, or new pages altogether. We add new pages and not new content.
Hope that helps!
Adding fresh/new content to a page does not affect rankings. It does affect how frequently Googlebot crawls and updates you - PR is also factored into this frequency.
11-14-2003, 11:00 PM
I change mine everyday just because I can not get something I like. But Google is on my site every three days so it is great.