Blog Post - What is public and what is not in a draft or timed publish date?
We have a timing issue that came up with a blog post. Here is what happened:
Yesterday, this blog post was set to 'Published' mode and scheduled to publish on 3/7 at 12:01 am PT.
At 10:30 pm last night (3/6), it was scheduled to publish was changed to 3/8 at 12:01am PT and changed the status back to 'Draft'.
Since the post was never published, no alert should have gone out. But somehow Google crawled the site anyway and published an alert for the story.
By 'publishing' the post (even though the date is set to the future) does it somehow reveal the metadata to Google so it can be crawled?