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Does remove the date and time will affect SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by YujinTan, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. YujinTan

    YujinTan Elite Member

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    Ok , What I mean is while u post ,

    it will show By xxx your name or etc whatever you put
    than the time , date. like this post been posted 5 hours ago will be shown

    If I remove that , just left By xxx .

    will affect the SEO?

    if u know what I mean here? There should a setting but I forget where under WP
    is whereby you post new content only show By xxx
    it will not display this post been posted like one hour ago , and date.
     
  2. TheGreyMatter

    TheGreyMatter Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Mostly, you see links which don't have dates in their links but I've also seen a lot of old posts(with dates in link) ranking for some really competitive keywords so I don't really think it should affect your SEO. But at times, from the point of reader, if he realizes that it's an old post, he might think that the content is outdated and might look for something better so I believe it would be better to not keep it visible to the reader.
     
  3. YujinTan

    YujinTan Elite Member

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    this is what I feel so , u got me.

    so how to remove date and time under WP? means my current publish post will not show the hours posted ago
    etc and for my new post.

    just left only By xxx
     
  4. enovatit

    enovatit Junior Member

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    Date and time mostly matters in News related niche. Some blog posts and articles are time less. For example an article about some event happened in past.
     
  5. nifras

    nifras Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    no, and also you can Hide the date if the theme has an option if you don't want to show.
     
  6. YujinTan

    YujinTan Elite Member

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    under theme? usually under where to find this option if the theme has it?
     
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    You can hide it using

    "display: none;"

    If you know html/css
     
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  9. YujinTan

    YujinTan Elite Member

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    actually not say good but happen in the site got one plugin call Snippets , is
    let u edit put code

    My intention is to remove the author and time
     
  10. nSnoopy

    nSnoopy Regular Member

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    I hide the meta stuff and only let username and category. I dont know if it has any effects on seo but i kinda dislate gaving all those details there. It looks cleaner only with username and category.
     
  11. YujinTan

    YujinTan Elite Member

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    Any plugin just activate and auto remove the author and time ?
     
  12. micho24

    micho24 Regular Member

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    I would never remove it!