While searching for something on Google, I found a result from Stack Overflow. Answers from Trilogy sites seem to only contain snippets of text from the question and maybe from one of the answers. Would it add any value to have additional metadata on that search result (last modified date, last user to make a change in the post)? I've noticed that, when searching, I tend to look for more recent stuff; quite a few blogs, when searched, offer date of publishing as a search result:
For other sites, there's even more information available, offering even related search results from the same site:
Since Google is probably the biggest traffic provider for most Trilogy sites, playing nice and offering more information to users might be a way to differentiate such results and draw more people in. Is such a thing even possible or does Google ultimately decide what gets shown for each result?