32 responses

  1. Sid
    February 27, 2013

    Ohh, it’s kinda fresh information to me. I’ve noticed that some of my posts don’t show dates in SERPs but some does. I think it’s due to importing posts from my old blog, which is died. However let me hide all post dates. Thanks Harsh.

  2. Robin
    February 27, 2013

    followed the simple tutorial and it worked :) thanks for the plugin suggestion harsh.


  3. RC Organo
    February 27, 2013

    Hi Harsh, I always wanted to try this step but I am not too sure how it is going to affect my blog site. But since I have plans on making a new site then probably I will give this a shot.

  4. Chitraparna
    February 27, 2013

    Harsh, will this conflict with any other plugins? Or the permalink structure of individual URL’s?

    • Harsh Agrawal
      February 28, 2013

      I have not seen any compatibility issues with custom permalink using this plugin.

  5. Utkarsh Bhatt
    February 27, 2013

    Is there a way to remove dates without installing any plugins. I use GENESIS for WordPress.

    • Chandramouli Dixit
      March 1, 2013

      @Utkarsh Bhatt
      Go to funtions.php in your genesis theme and look for ->
      $post_info = ‘[post_date] by [post_author_posts_link] [post_comments] [post_edit]‘;
      return $post_info;
      remove ” [post_date]” from the code line .

  6. koj
    February 28, 2013

    Hello Harsh, a firm follower of SML, I am commenting on your blog for the first time. Just started a Blog, all inspired by you.
    “Though it’s an outdated plugin, but I tried…”. When the plugin holds so much importance, as your post revealed, then why would we rate it Outdated? Just a thought!!!

    • Harsh Agrawal
      February 28, 2013

      I said it’s outdated in the context that this plugin has not been updated from long… Infact last updated date is: 2009-4-6
      Despite of the fact this plugin is useful, it may or may not have issues with latest version of WordPress…. So far, it looks good and worked like charm..but it definitely needs an update….

  7. Sunitha
    February 28, 2013

    Dear Harash
    Now with this plugin we can convert old articles into fresh one.. Once again you prove why we love SML.
    Excellent Plugin and Great Article written. Thanks

  8. Rupali
    February 28, 2013

    Thanx for sharing such a usefull plugins to remove date from blog description. I never heard before about these plugins.

  9. Sahil
    February 28, 2013

    Great plugin for increasing excerpt length in search results.

  10. Sunith Babu
    February 28, 2013


    Just wanted to know, how long will it take to take to remove dates from the search result in Google.

    • Darrel Andrews
      January 11, 2014

      I would like to know this as well. I just installed the plugin and followed these instructions but the dates still show in the Google search results. I’m guessing that they will be removed when your site next gets crawled, yes? yes?

  11. S.Pradeep Kumar
    March 1, 2013

    Great strategy bro! I can see the date on homepage posts bro, doesn’t that affect this? :)

  12. Rohit Singh
    March 1, 2013

    Hi Harsh, Is Date Exclusion SEO plugin is compatible with the WordPress latest versions??? Its not working with WP 3.5.1….. :(

    • Harsh Agrawal
      March 1, 2013

      It is…I have tried on Thesis theme running 3.5.1 and it did what it suppose to….

  13. Animesh Roy
    March 2, 2013

    Hi Harsh great insight to fight with PANDA. But here I have a question in my blog I am planning to write a mixture of evergreen articles with latest news with analysis then how to apply this technique ? Is there a technique which works for both ? I am quite confused how to apply this. Please help me out.

  14. Chandan Sanwal
    March 12, 2013

    It’s a good idea if someone’s blog affected by Panda and also new tip for most of us. Thanks for Sharing Harsh.!!

  15. Duyu NImey
    March 12, 2013

    yeah it is really helpful plugins, very often we people when we start a new blog, its hard to post regularly, but the most of the readers will not click on the the year old or even month old post, so its very better to remove the date of the post. so that readers will not feel defiance by the date of the post
    thank you Mr Agarwal

  16. Altair Goh
    April 24, 2013

    Thanks for sharing this article, Harsh. This is really an eye-opener for me. Didn’t know that dates could be removed by the use of this plug-in. Neat stuff. ;)

  17. PrIyAnGsHu
    April 28, 2013

    Looks to be pretty useful plugin. I’m sure that the CTR will improve in the SERPs if we remove date stamps on the search engine result pages, as everyone likes to read fresh posts only. Thanks for letting us know about this plugin, Harsh.


  18. Stephen Malan
    May 6, 2013

    Harsh, when I installed the Date Exclusion SEO Plugin, there is no “settings” link to set the parameters that you mention in this post.

    Please advise,

    Thank you,

  19. liz
    December 20, 2013

    followed the simple tutorial and it worked , thanks.

  20. TheInfopedia
    January 3, 2014

    This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. Is there any other alternative for this plugin

    • Harsh Agrawal
      January 4, 2014

      Sadly, there is no immediate alternative… But even if it has not been updated, it works great with latest version of WordPress (3.8)

  21. Robb Gorringe
    February 1, 2014

    Sweetness. Just installed it.

    Does anyone know of a plugin to remove the dates/times on Comments?



  22. Bandung Tas
    February 21, 2014

    Date Exclusion SEO plugin support with wordpress 3.8? because I wear the latest wordpress. I wait for the answer MR.

    • Harsh Agrawal
      February 21, 2014

      Though this plugin has not been updated for long, but it works fine with latest version of WordPress (3.8)

  23. Varna
    February 21, 2014

    So you also removed the date from your article, and couldn’t understand if it’s fresh or not :-)

    • Harsh Agrawal
      February 21, 2014

      I have to implement Javascript method which will happen with site next re-design. This is one reason, I’m publishing only evergreen content here at ShoutMeLoud.

  24. Prem Krishnan P
    March 5, 2014

    Harsh Could you please help me on this … What the purpose to use the date() function , Use the Time() in the Plugin and also let me know Whether We need to enable it for disabling dates in Google Search?

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