How BuzzSumo finds the date for content

in AdvancedFAQs

When crawling articles, BuzzSumo follows a sequence of steps to find the publication date. In order, we look for:

1) <meta itemprop =”datePublished” content=”DATE_HERE”>

2) <meta property=”article:published_time” content=”DATE_HERE”>

3) from the URL ie: http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/30/how-i-moved-my-startup-from-san-francisco-to-san-diego/

If none of those searches provide a date, we use the date we crawled the article.

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