For these reasons, search engines place very little faith in the timestamp of a post when determining which is the original.As such, spammers are unable to simply backdate their scraped posts and claimed the top spot in Google. If spammers could steal search engine thunder by simply backdating their posts, every spammer would be doing it.
For these reasons, search engines place very little faith in the timestamp of a post when determining which is the original.
In short, it is more important to cull and nurture this kind of relationship than it is to simply be first.
Building and maintaining your authority level is the first and best step to protecting yourself against scraping, but it is one that requires both hard work on building your content and vigilance at keeping the spammers at bay.
Last month, Facebook announced a couple of new features for Facebook Page admins on the Timeline.
This makes backdating posts an ineffective tactic for gaining search engine ranking.
If Google does not trust your site, it does not matter if your post appears to have come first or even if it truly did, you will not rank well for terms related to it.