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8/13/09
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newsboyron

Update existing news post or do a new post?

I have news articles that I want to update when new facts come along.  Is it better to update it in the old article, or do I create a new article together.  Can google bot reindex an article that's been indexed already to include new content in old post?
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methode
8/13/09
methode
The changes you make to already published articles will not be reflected in Google News. If it's already included, that's the final version. 
That said, if you want your updates to appear in Google News, you will want to post them as new articles.
davidfree
8/17/09
davidfree
@methode: are you 100% sure about this?
Just last week at SES San Jose, somebody from Google said, that news articles might be crawled several times within the first 12 hours....

So if anybody here could test that, please let us know!
Inbal
8/18/09
Inbal
Thanks for chiming in, David.
We now do have the ability to re-crawl your articles to make sure we have the latest version displayed on our site if these updates are published within a short period of time.

~ Inbal
davidfree
8/19/09
davidfree
Inbal: could you specify how long after first publishing the article it might (or will) be recrawled?
Thanks....
Inbal
8/20/09
Inbal
David: The rate at which we recrawl may vary, but we try to go back and check for changes in article content within the first 12 hours after we first find it.
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Inbal
12/8/09
Inbal
Hi folks,
 
A FAQ is whether Googlebot can visit already published URLs more than once? I'd like to share some info. on crawling updated content:
  • Find new content often within a matter of minutes via
    • Discovery crawl
    • News Sitemaps
  • Re-crawl news articles to check for updates
    • Varied re-crawl rate
    • Often check for changes in article content within the first 12 hours after discovery
  • Best for small changes, not big updates
    • Picks up typo corrections in title, snippet, etc
    • Not ideal for substantial updates to articles

~ Inbal

 
 
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