Support » Plugin: WP Old Post Date Remover » Remove Date in SERP Snippet

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  • Plugin Author Ben Meredith

    (@benmeredithgmailcom)

    The plugin should have no effect on search engines, as it’s functionally a CSS hack to remove the date. The date is still present for the search engine spiders to see.

    I just tested it on a test site I have for development, and it showed up just fine.

    Here’s a screenshot of the SERP for the post used in the plugin’s screenshot.

    Hope this helps!

    Plugin Author Ben Meredith

    (@benmeredithgmailcom)

    Having re-read your question, it looks like you want to remove the date from SERP snippets.

    First, as I mentioned, my plugin doesn’t do that, and with how Google caches pages they’ve crawled, I doubt anyone could make a post with a disappearing date in the SERP snippet. They aren’t crawling in real time.

    Second, even if you could remove the date from the snippet, Google et al are still going to reward freshness in search results, based on publication date. You are probably correct that an old date as the first text in the metadata will turn away some viewers, but this plugin is more concerned with once they’ve clicked through.

    Thanks!

    Thanks. I have found a script that will hide the date from serp and working fine with your plugin. 🙂

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