[Support request] Using Last Updated Date In Google Search And blog

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  • #1007536
    Prajwal

    Hi how can i get google to show last updated post date in the google search results. At the moment it is showing nothing

    #1007588
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    have you added and code or plugin that changes the display of the Post dates?
    I looked at a few of your posts and none of them have the Modified Date markup, which should be there by default.

    In regards to Google, whatever we help change, its still down to Googles Algorithms to decide whether to display it – but with the data above missing it won’t ever find it.

    #1011141
    Prajwal

    HI David, NO i have not added any extra plugin. I am using one of the theme provided by Generatepress with minor modifications. I can definately see the post date but even they are not being displayed in the search results which was not the case before.

    #1011327
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Do you have any functions to do with the post date?
    In the markup i can only see the Published date, but default the Theme outputs both published and updated date, although only one of them is displayed.

    #1011331
    Prajwal

    No i donot have any functions, do i need to check anything in the theme’s code or something to make sure it is in place?

    #1011449
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Have you made any changes to the theme or child theme?

    #1011451
    Prajwal

    No i just added the free child theme provided by you guys

    #1011517
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Aah right – i went back to some of your oldest posts and i can see the Update Date.
    Add the filter function provided here:

    https://docs.generatepress.com/article/generate_post_date_output/#only-show-updated-date

    This will display the updated date if it exists.

    As i said before – we cannot control how Google uses this meta.

    #1015285
    Prajwal

    Thank you very much, another question is i installed the “code snippets” plugin and added the code. It changed the date to updated date, my final question is should i choose the Run code everywhere option or the “Run it once option” ??

    #1015320
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    You should leave it as Run Everywhere

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