Seeing this article at Daily Blog Tips about removing the timestamp from posts got me thinking.
I get a significant amount of Google search engine traffic (50-60 percent on average) on my main blog (as well as my other ones), so I know many people are finding my site through single posts. And most of the content they are clicking on are my most popular posts … some of which were written more than 6 months ago.
So I’m doing this experiment … I’m taking the post date off my single post entries only and leaving them on my home page … so that people who come to my front page see timely, up-to-date content … but those who come through the backdoor don’t think it’s stale content (it’s not).
POST UPDATE ON HOW TO ACTUALLY TAKE OUT THE TIMESTAMP FROM POSTS: One of the commenters to this post mentioned he came because he wanted to know HOW to get rid of the date from posts. To do so, go into the Theme Editor and select the single.php and Main Index templates and take out this code:
< ?php the_time('F j, Y'); ? >
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