Let's say a certain string has been appearing on multiple web pages for a few years.
Later on, new appearances of the same search string, were added to some other pages.
Will Google generally present the newer or older appearances first on the search results list for the certain search string ?
I think google likes new content and values it a bit higher than it deserves to give it a chance. But if the old pages has more links and the rank is better it will not be enough to appear first.
Interesting. I wonder if there's an extensive on-line documentation where one can understand the entire Google ranking scheme... Does Google present it at all ?
Well if olders page content get updates they get higher rank. Thats what I have noticed.
What I read somewhere a couple of days was the new sites gets fairly more priority compared to the older sites since Google favors fresh content. but if the new site is not updated regularly it drops down to backwards. That means the age of domain name counts but an old domain without update is of no use.