I have been wondering what to do about changing the date in older articles. It's my understanding that Kyle doesn't recommend this, but what can we do if we have been in business for 10 or more years? I believe my readers are going to see those older article as a red flag. I guess my question is, when is it okay to change the date of an old article?

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JKulk1 Premium
Great question Juan. I'll be following this. Jim
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Triblu Premium
Hey Juan,

The standard has always been that if you simply change a line or two, a word or two, then leave the date as is. Google's scripts will know that you have updated your content.

However, if you were to add a substantial amount of new information... let's say your original post was a mere 350 words and you have added new information that now has your total word count at anywhere from 550 and above (I like to bring my old content up to over 1000 words whenever possible), then changing the date is perfectly acceptable.

Hope you find this helpful.
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elvalen1987 Premium
Thank you so much. That clarifies a lot.
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siamjerry Premium
I think it is more important to keep the contents of your articles up to date.
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elvalen1987 Premium
Makes sense. Thank you for your response.
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