Should You Ever Remove The Date From Your Posts And Pages?
Quite a few months ago I read something online about removing the date from your Wordpress posts. The idea was simple... Since people trust newer, more up to date content, then wouldn't it be better to just remove the date from our posts. This would make our content appear to be more "evergreen" right?
Well, that was the subject of a post that I read several months ago. And after reading it I decided to give it a try.
At the time I had made quite a few changes to my www.makemoneyonline.zone website, so its hard to be specific about this. But after removing the date from my posts, I had a bit of a rise in traffic.
And this is also what some other website's have also reported.
Google's Search Algorithm Evolves
I have recently seen a big drop in the level of my traffic. This could be because I haven't had time to blog quite so much as I did a few months ago. But I also wondered if it had something to do with removing the dates from my posts and pages?
Googles search algorithm changes all the time. And I just wonder if removing the dates from my posts might be seen as hiding something?
After doing a bit of research it would seem that many of the top blogs are opting to display a "last modified" date on their posts these days. This is basically to show Google that your content is still up to date and is still relevant.
So today I decided to bring back my published post dates as well as a "date modified" at the top of the post.
I'll keep you updated on what happens with my site, but I was interested to know what you think.
Should you ever remove the date from your WordPress posts? Could it negatively impact your search engine results?
What are your thoughts on the subject?