Dates Or No Dates: That Is The Question!
I've noticed an increasing amount of websites removing all dates from their posts.
There seem to be arguments for and against doing this. On one of my sites, it seemed to make sense, because nothing on there is date sensitive and it may put people off to see an old date there - even if it's still totally relevant to them.
However, I have noticed plenty of people removing dates from their sites in the internet marketing/make money online space.... when, a lot of those reviews and so on and even other informational posts, can become outdated quite quickly.
On the other hand, I can imagine some people being put off by an old review or post - even if it's still completely relevant.
Some people have claimed that people are less likely to trust blogs without dates on the post, but I don't know that there is any evidence that this is the case.
I do find it a bit irritating sometimes when I go to a post without a date - as I'm then unsure how recently it's been written and how accurate it is.
What do you think? Do you still have dates?
For now, I've settled for a plugin that actually states when a post was last updated. But that won't change the date in the SERPS, which I think can strongly influence whether someone clicks on the link or not.
(for anyone that doesn't know - there is a plugin that you can download that removes dates).