Tagged: remove date
December 30, 2012 at 8:27 am #8348
Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere but I can’t pull it up with a search. Even though I’m using a site-url/postname setup for my posts, Google is adding a date to the post in its search results.
I want to eliminate that date that seems to be automatically included on WordPress and not websites. I’m using a Magazine theme btw. I’ve seen some older suggestions online but I want to make sure I have a solution that works with Genesis and my theme.
Any help would be appreciated. (not a newbie but not a pro either)
DougDecember 30, 2012 at 8:57 am #8352
Doug – I don’t know if this thread will help you, but it might:
http://www.studiopress.com/forums/topic/remove-comment-meta-div-from-comments-section/ (despite the title, I think he was more interested in removing the date stamp…)
December 30, 2012 at 9:18 am #8362
Thanks Susan – i did indeed see that post. Thought it referred to only comments but I do see it would remove all date stamps. The concern I would have with this is that every upgrade would/could trigger the need to repeat this (if I understand it correctly)
Having said that, i did find a plugin “WP Date Remover” that is supposed to do this. I’ve activated it and will see what the Big G does on its next refresh.
I think from an SEO perspective this kind of thing is important for sites not having date sensitive info.
ThanksDecember 30, 2012 at 9:34 am #8367
Doug – from what I’ve been reading, it seems to be an issue that a lot of WP users are having. I would definitely like your thoughts on the effectiveness of the plugin!
December 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm #8445
Susan – the plugin is running – no issues. The proof however is in the pudding with Google searches. I’ve marked a few pages to check over the next few weeks when there’s a refresh to see if the dating disappears. Sounds like an option Genesis could use however if it’s important to more than a few of us who don’t want date-sensitive marking on our G-indexing. (hint, hint)December 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm #8446
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