Updating content - changing the published date?
When editing a published article (could be years old) to add in additional information to keep it relevant/up to date, do you change the published date to the current date?
I’ve got a few different types of articles that will require updates, it could be yearly updates or some may not need updating for a few years. These articles are linked all over the web and are used as references in some places so I don’t want to change the urls.
I’m not sure if there is a best practice when dealing with something like this. I’m thinking of just changing the published date to reflect the latest change and just add in a comment to say when the article was originally published and that it has now been updated.
I use Wordpress so want to make sure the content displays on the homepage to show the updates but I think the only way to do that is changing the published date.
I don’t know if changing the date would cause any issues with Google either...
Any help/advice would be appreciated.