Fresh Data

One thing that can materially affect your search page ranking is constantly updating information. Nobody likes a stale website, and the majority of information available is always changing and updating. Yes, certain pages will always be static, but in most categories of websites, there will always be new information to share. When a website never updates their pages, the information becomes stale, and thus, can lose search ranking.

If you don’t find your website important enough to update, why should anyone else place value on it. Even the most basic advertorial webpages can contain fresh data.

In 2003 I designed a website for a driving school with 14 very informative pages. The information is generally very static, and I have a reminder every 6 months to contact the owner to have him review the website to make any updates to his pricing, fees, terms or policies, as well as any changes due to the changes in driving laws. But beyond that, what we have added is a blog to bring fresh data to the website on a roughly monthly basis. That blog contains student testimonials, announcements of changes by the DMV, or other driving tips as the instructors encounter them. All of this information is relevant information to our visitors and helps keep the website filled with current information.

Google finds this new information, and the more often your website posts new data, the more frequently Google visits your website, and this has an uplifting affect on your search results.

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About Jason Olson
Jason is a 20+ year veteran of information technology, working from small to large businesses, primarily with non-profit and healthcare clients. He is high certified by the top names in technology including Cisco, Microsoft and Comp/TIA. Based in Redding, California, he loves enjoying the outdoors with his wife and two boys.

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