Date boost allows for increasing the ranking of pages with the most recent published date amongst the search results. In addition, the date boost allows 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.

Date boost user interface

The Date boost user interface consists of a Graph, Maximum multiplier, and Multiplier decay/day values.

The section on the right consists of the search field, the switch for enabling or disabling the visibility of Pinned results and Promotions.

Below the switch, you will find the search results used to monitor real-time how modifying the Date boost affects the search results.

The Date boost tool is comprised of two modifiable properties: Maximum multiplier and Multiplier decay/day. The decay value will be subtracted from the multiplier value daily, reducing the boost over time. For example, if the Maximum multiplier property is set to 10, and the Multiplier decay/day is set to 0.75:

  • The document published today will have a boost multiplier of 10;
  • The document published yesterday will have a boost multiplier of 9.25;
  • Documents published more than 13 days ago will have their regular score.

Picture of the Date boost user interface.

Modifying the date boost values

To modify the date boost values, follow these instructions:

  1. Login to your AddSearch Account
  2. Go to Ranking tools under Manage results
  3. Click the Date Boost link
  4. Click Edit button to enter the editor

The editor opens.

  1. Use the sliders or enter numbers to the input fields to change the values

Picture of the Date boost user interface editor.

  1. Click
    • Save button to save the changes
    • Cancel button to cancel the changes
    • Restore defaults button to restore the defaults

Picture of ranking tools save cancel restore option buttons.

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