Say I have a program for which I have written documentation. I then release a new version of that program, and want any documentation searches in bing/google/etc to favor the updated documentation pages.
I have to keep the old documentation pages for previous users who do not update to the new program, but I want to favor the new documentation so that this is where people go first.
On the old doc pages I want to mark it as "obsolete", with a link to the corresponding doc for the equivalent page for the new version.
On the new version, I want to include a disclaimer that only links to the main documentation page for the old version (in other words, the one-to-one mapping is only from the old to the new; the new only links back to the main page of the old).
Can this be done using any kind of meta tag or something that a search engine can understand so that it gives preference to the newer pages?