WPBeginner wrote about putting dates on articles online.
In the past few months, I have seen numerous internet marketers and SEO’s giving out their verdict against having dates on blog posts. Each have their own reasons, but all follow along the same buzz-word evergreen content.
In my attempt at a linkblog, I did away with dates on every single post in the homepage view of this blog. I did this because if I happened to find a lot of links on any given day, I wouldn’t want to repeat the same line of text six times. Instead, each day is sectioned off from each other with a large date header. I think that’s a fair compromise.
But I do more than just hide dates though. Dates are absent from any kind of list-view of posts — dates are visually cluttering. The exception are posts that I feature because I think they’re great. Those gets dates always, regardless of their view. Moreover, if you click into any post, whether it is a link post, an aside post or a real post of true glory, you will indeed see the date listed, but only in cases where that post is the only post on the page. Again, I think this is a fair compromise.