If you have a sports blog or you’re syndicating news content, I would not recommend it. But this strategy is great for improving bounce rates and the sharing of your content by your readers.



This tutorial was created for those of you who are new to WA and internet marketing. For those of you who are not so new to the community and know your way around wordpress, then the awesome little plugin that I'm showcasing here is:Date Exclusion SEO..so that I don't bore you with how to install it :)


OK, If you're a part of the WA family then you're probably rocking So from the admin area, go to plugins – add new

see the example below








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jivitaa339 Premium
Thanks Eric.
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Snowgiggs Premium
Awesome.... Thanks
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Marilynm1 Premium
Thank you for this. Fixed my issue.
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GabrielS Premium
I'm excited to try this out, as I haven't gone live with my site yet, because I want to have at least 5 posts, and I don't need my visitors to know I posted them all on the same day. Lol. Thanks!
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Loes Premium
Thanks, bookmarked this one:)
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Damien Ikin Premium
Thank you for this training. I don't think it works perfectly for every theme though. It removed the little calendar icon that was showing in my posts which is what I was after but it didn't completely remove all dates. Happy with the solution for me.
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micpro Premium
Cool. This works, Thanks
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Ralawami Premium
Thanks!
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Yuwn Premium
Really nice post but unfortunately it doesn't work with my theme even after I went to settings and change the date. :( thats too bad
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JKor Premium
Great tool. Makes perfect sense. Thanks.
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Caden Premium
Just when through the thread and found your suggestion to go to settings>general>date format>custom>delete field. Thanks.
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Caden Premium
Hi Eric. I've installed date exclusion seo but the dates are still there. Could my theme be over riding it?
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kipper30 Premium
Hi Eric, thanks so much for this information. Just what I've been wanting to do, and now I have.
Kip
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rechest1 Premium
Hi Sunrae, I did a quick search on removing dates on blogger blog posts and it appears to be really simple. This is what I found...

Login to Layout and Page Elements. Just select the items you wish to show on your posts by checking the boxes. You can turn items on or off. ...And that is all there is to it. I hope this helps.

Eric
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Sunrae Premium
Anyway to remove the date from blogger? Thanks!
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thanks but does it also remove the year and month? because those didn't go off
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rechest1 Premium
Hi Angel2, As I mentioned in the comment below, this plugin only works with some versions of wordpress. The developer has not updated it for some time

But here's an alternative. Go to the settings area (general date format) choose custom and then clear the box and leave it empty, then click save...all done... :)
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dmpatt Premium
That worked! Thanks.
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JMayhead Premium
Thank you!
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rechest1 Premium
Thanks
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Shawn Martin Premium
Nice job!
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rechest1 Premium
Thanks...
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anindochk Premium
That was very valuable! Great work! :)
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rechest1 Premium
Hi guys, unfortunately this plugin only works with some versions of wordpress. The developer has not updated it for some time

But here's an alternative. Go to the settings area (general date format) choose custom and then clear the box and leave it empty, then click save...all done...I love it!!! Note: The only difference is the plugin has several options to choose from opposed to just turning off the dates manually.

jhoecannon, I researched this topic and found that the dates on your post has no effect on SEO. So removing them does not effect the quality of your site. As long as you don't remove content or keywords, you should be fine. Some have reported positive results from from this little strategy. Also, someone stated that it would be silly for them to track date and time on page as it can be written in many ways, even with images.

Hope this helps...
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jhoecannon Premium
Thanks for this added info...I did go to settings area and I was able to erase the dates!
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jhoecannon Premium
Thanks for this post, but this plugin is not working for me. I downloaded, installed, and configured it exactly as you show in the picture on the last page of your post, but the date that I posted my articles still appears directly below my post titles...for instance, ir reads "Posted on October 28, 2012 by Admin". Have I done something wrong?

Another question, you left "Use the get_the_time() function" checked...what does this do?

Last question, does anybody know if this effects the SEO for these posts?
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T.Malvin Curtis Premium
That is really valuable information, thanks for the post.
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myzone2012 Premium
Hello Rechest1, Thank you for this great post, I have been wanting to remove date from my post, but was not sure if it was possible and now with this, I know it is not just possible but that am able to do it, :)
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rechest1 Premium
No problem guys. I get so many good inside tips here, feels good to do my part and give back!
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mystidark Premium
Thanks bud, had recently read another blog post on how Google *ranks* pages without post dates slightly higher..not sure if that's the case don't have close to enough data to test that hypothesis but glad you put out a tutorial anyway!
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bryonbrewer Premium
Cheers for this, I agree checking the date is something that determines whether I will read on or not quite often
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Stacydee Premium
Nice plugin. Thanks for the info.
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