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Removing Date From Serp Descriptions


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#1 Trilitech

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:56 PM

Is there any legitimate way to prevent the date of a blog post from showing up in the page description on Google short of removing the post date from the page?

#2 chrishirst

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 06:34 AM

Improve the meta descriptions for the page if you mean in the snippets, or not a demonstration is required

#3 Trilitech

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 09:30 PM

The meta descriptions are present, adequately describe the pages and Google is using them, it just appends the date of the post to the beginning. Since I'm not allowed to post the actual site here, just Google "Obama" and look at the description Google uses for the whitehouse.gov posts and several of the news sites. The date is not in the meta descriptions they use, but show up in the description snippet on Google. I'm looking for a way to prevent this.

#4 Jill

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 07:21 AM

I would think only if you removed the date or made it an image would they not show it. They want to show it as it's helpful to people.

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 09:41 PM

The only way to prevent it from showing is to not have it on the page. Or not as text... I guess you could write a javascript or an image-generator to display it.

#6 qwerty

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 10:45 PM

Just curious: is there a reason you'd want to remove it? For blog posts, like newspaper articles, I would think the date would be pretty relevant to someone searching for information.




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