Date boost allows for increasing the ranking of the most recently indexed pages amongst the search results. In addition, the date boost also provides for adjusting the decay time of the date boost.
For instance, you can amplify the importance of recent product reviews, announcements, and news articles. Increasing the decay time, on the other hand, allows for extending the date boost to a series of content, such as reports, that span over a longer time.
Please note that you need to specify the publishing time on the web page; otherwise, the indexing date of the web page is used.
The Date boost user interface consists of a Graph, Maximum multiplier, and Multiplier decay/day values.
Below the switch, you will find the search results used to monitor real-time how modifying the Date boost affects the search results.
To modify the date boost values, follow these instructions:
The editor opens.