Nah, that’s not a typo. That’s the string that will allow you to figure out the date that any web page was published.
You know the problem, you read a great blog, but there’s no date on it. How the heck are you supposed to know if you’re getting recent advice or if it’s two years old (a lifetime in digital marketing)?
Luckily, with the help of Google, those 11 characters will unlock the date. Here’s how to do it:
- Go to google.com. Yes, you have to go to google.com for this. You can’t do it from a browser search.
- Copy/paste the URL of the web page into the search box. Hit enter.
- Go the browser bar and paste: &as_qdr=y15 to the very end of the Google search URL. Hit enter again.
- Boom. You just got a date…although maybe not the kind of date you’d hope for on a Friday…
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