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I use the Genesis News theme and I'd like to hide the date for the Google search results because I have a lot of evergreen content and I think it will help with conversions, etc.
How do I do this?
Thanks in advance.
*For examples: Any Google search page has posts with and without dates.https://www.google.com/search?q=best+electric+chainsaw&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
Try this snippet: http://my.studiopress.com/snippets/entry-header/#customize
You won't see the results on Google until Google reindexes the pages. You will also receive rich snippet errors on Google for posts without dates, which you'll have to ignore.
Is there a benefit to hiding the date, in your opinion?
Others may disagree, but there's no benefit in my opinion when it produces errors in Google's rich snippet test tool. Relevant information is always relevant regardless of when it was written.
Just out of curiosity, couldnt one use display:none for the date?
Google should still be able to see it, but users who visit the page won't. Then again I have noo idea if it would disappear in search engine listings.
Under certain conditions, Google views hidden text and links as deceptive and it impacts ranking. Why take the risk? https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66353?hl=en
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