If you’re a content marketer searching for content marketing statistics, would you be more likely to click on an article that was written in 2017 or 2005?
Odds are it would be the former.
I certainly give preference to more recent content.
And in the Internet world, five years ago might as well be 25 years ago.
Of course, there’s a place for evergreen content, but what I’m trying to say is that freshness is definitely a factor in SEO.