Effects of date and how to remove it from google search resultsAdvertisement
Date appear in the search results of your blog post plays an important role for the organic visitors of the website. So today we are going tell you that how date affects in the search in results of your website.
From the last two years Google updated itself and introduces some new features like snippets, author image, star rating and many more.
One of the small reasons for getting your website penalize by the Google is date. Many of the aged blogs who used to write the evergreen content has faced the problem of getting their site penalized by the Google.
Only the position of your blog post doesn’t matter, but the date of your blog post also matters a lot. Take an example, if you write a query “Wordpress best themes” and you will see the results of 2008, 2009 and 2010 (which are out dated). We are pretty much sure that you will ignore those old results and go for the next results which are new and updated. Now think that if the date is was not there in the search engine results then your not going to ignore those outdated results.
In the given above image you will find the result of 2010, which means you are not going to click on that because the article which is provided is outdated and go for the next one.
Take one more example if the post in search results doesn’t contains date and another post showing date of 2010 then your probability to click on the post (not contains date in description) will be more.
So now we are going to tell you how to remove date from Google search results.
How to Remove date from Google search results
If you are a wordpress user then we will suggest you to use plugin named “Date exclusion SEO”. Date exclusion SEO is the best and easy to use plugin. This plugin is very helpful we agreed that this plugin is outdated but we used it too on our website with the new updated version of WordPress. It works absolutely fine and there is no issue of any type of error.
Just click on the download button, download and install it.
After installing Date exclusion SEO plugin. To configure it go to settings of the plugin and make some changes as shown in the image below.
Its upto you to select the number of days, means if the post cross the number of days then the date of your blog post will not appear in the search results. Like we have selected 60 days, which means the posts crossed the 60 days the date will not appear in the search engine result description.
To check that plugin is working properly go to Google rich snippet testing tool and write the URL of the older post and preview it.
One plus point of removing the date is that your description will get more space which are shown in the search engine results.
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