How to remove dates from the SERPs…

Front Support Plugins Support Author hReview Plugin How to remove dates from the SERPs…

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This topic contains 15 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Hesham 2 years, 1 month ago.

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  • #5542

    Nirb Nosliw
    Participant

    Hello, really love the plugin! But I wonder if I could please ask how it might be possible to completely remove the code in the plugin (I’m more than happy editing files) that produces the created-on date that appears at the beginning of the meta description in the SERPs please? I know this is a big ask (i.e. to ask how to modify the plugin on my own) but I’d forever appreciate it if you could give me the line number in the relevant file I need to modify (also understand that I’ll have to re-edit the file every update too)! Please help. Best, Brin.

  • #5557

    Hesham
    Keymaster

    Hi, you don’t have to edit any files to hide the dates.

    In the plugin settings page; scroll down to Rating Box Settings > Display settings > There is two options you can use to hide dates, example:

    – Hide date on all reviews?
    – Hide modified date on all reviews?

    I hope this helps.

    • #5564

      Nirb Nosliw
      Participant

      Hiya,

      I’ve tried those a few weeks ago, but neither stop the dates from the showing up in the SERPs… all they seem to do is hide the dates from the user reading the review. Are you saying they _should_ remove the dates from the SERPs?

  • #5591

    Hesham
    Keymaster

    Would you please share a link to one of your reviews?

    Thanks.

  • #5595

    Nirb Nosliw
    Participant

    http://winningwp.com/htaccess-made-easy-book-review/ – you can see the date appear at the beginning of the meta description by googling “htaccess book review”. Thanks.

  • #5600

    Google is pulling the date from your Yoast plugin and the published date on the site itself (theme)
    <meta property=”article:published_time” content=”2014-06-11T01:37:32+00:00″ />
    <meta property=”article:modified_time” content=”2014-09-22T07:19:01+00:00″ />
    <meta property=”og:updated_time” content=”2014-09-22T07:19:01+00:00″ />

    Additionally, you can test what GoogleBot is seeing here without having to wait weeks between testing:
    http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets

  • #5626

    Nirb Nosliw
    Participant

    I’m pretty sure Google is taking the date from the markup produced by the authorhreview here: <time datetime=”2014-06-11T01:37:32+00:00″>June 11, 2014</time>.

    There are those dates showing in the meta property tags but that seems to be irrelevant to the problem (see above) – plus I’m also using this same plugin on a different site (under a different username – licenses bought separately) that doesn’t display these meta property dates (doesn’t even have Yoast installed) and still shows the date in Google.

    What I’m trying to do is find out what/where I need to edit to take this out of the page/plugin: <time datetime=”2014-06-11T01:37:32+00:00″>June 11, 2014</time>.

    – in my mind, that would do it. No?

  • #5730

    Nirb Nosliw
    Participant

    Hello?

  • #5793

    Hesham
    Keymaster

    If I have an answer to this I won’t hold it!

    I am not sure this will work, and I won’t rally bother removing dates because it’s not recommended.

  • #5812

    Nirb Nosliw
    Participant

    “If I have an answer to this I wonโ€™t hold it!”
    – great. Thanks. What’s your idea?

    “I am not sure this will work”
    – not sure what will work?

    Thanks,
    Brin

  • #5833

    Hesham
    Keymaster

    What I mean is; I don’t know how to solve your issue, I can’t help you removing the dates.

  • #5860

    Nirb Nosliw
    Participant

    Oh, I see. No problem. Do you happen to know how I can get in touch with the developer who made the plugin please?

  • #5861

    Nirb Nosliw
    Participant

    …only after three weeks of trying to use this forum (with this thread), I’m now back to square one… ๐Ÿ™

  • #5931

    Hesham
    Keymaster

    Ok, after rethinking about this again, I realized that date shouldn’t be part of the aggregate user reviews, neither the user votes. So, practically the review listing itself should’t be dates.

    I’ve done some work and I found a proper way to remove the dates, so it won’t show in search results. I spend a few days testing it.

    Please, open a support ticket within your account and I will provide a solution.

  • #5951

    Nirb Nosliw
    Participant

    Hiya,

    That’s fantastic! Thank you very very much. The only problem is when I try to open a support ticket the form asks me for my WP login username and password… for security reasons I’m afraid our site policy doesn’t allow this. Maybe you could post the solution here or email me directly through the contact form on our site: winningwp.com please?

    Best,
    Brin

  • #5971

    Hesham
    Keymaster

    Brin,

    I’ve tried to email you via the contact page, but the form isn’t working for me, I don’t know why!

    Replay to my email notification from the forum or use the contact page and email you please.

    Cheers.

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