Publish Date, Last Updated, Query Deserves Freshness, & Google Fresh Rank

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#51
I'm thinking I'll remove all instances from the meta data and then change the Publish date to an Update date and add some schema or micro-markup to it. I'm tempted to not even use any schema.
Here’s another twist — Completely remove the published date (at backend and front end) and show only last updated date.
That's ultimately what I recommended doing in this post (and in the quote above). It's the only thing that ends up forcing Google to "trigger" the freshness, whether or not they actually understand an update occurred.
 
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#52
Here’s another twist — Completely remove the published date (at backend and front end) and show only last updated date.

They got good results here : https://www.authorityhacker.com/google-freshness/
Have just done this. I kept datepublished (both within meta and body) for news posts, but on evergreen pages I am trying rank I just have datemodified (both in body and within meta). Coincidentally I also found a new meta schema that I've applied to my guide categories too, https://schema.org/TechArticle
 
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#53
That's ultimately what I recommended doing in this post (and in the quote above). It's the only thing that ends up forcing Google to "trigger" the freshness, whether or not they actually understand an update occurred.
Quit being nice. They rewrote this thread. Every weekday I go through my RSS reader where I collect every SEO blog I can find, and at least once a week some blog steals content from here. Hell, several have turned the Crash Course content into paid courses. I'll call them out every time. Bloggers never stop stealing from forums and I'll never stop pointing it out. That new Miles guy even rewrote the 2019 Goals thread on his motivational blog. It's nonstop.