The other night I used the feature on WordPress that lets you set the published datetime in the future. This is great as it lets you stack/plan your posts.
I then checked out my sitemap.xml and noticed that the lastmod date stamp was from when I saved it and not when I set it to publish. I guess this makes sense as it is a last modified date, but in the future post situation my date stamps were all backwards.
I wrote the post at: 9:21pm
Published at 1:30am the next morning
In sitemap.xml the lastmod was 9:21pm
Not sure if this is correct or how is will affect the Google stats.
Do you think this is correct?
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