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11 Jul 12 8:42 pm
Should you remove the dates from your blog?
In some cases you obviously wouldn't want to remove the dates. In fact, a lot of people get annoyed when a blog doesn't show the dates. And of course the dates can also let your visitors know the order in which the posts were written.
But on the other hand, if you did a review of a product that you were promoting and you allow people to see the dates of the posts, that could cause you to lose some potential sales if the date is over a year old. I just came across a site like this that was reviewing a product I was trying to find out more about, but once I saw that the post was written three years ago (2009), it made me think that the product (which was a course) might not be up-to-date. Now, if that's what you're visitors are thinking, they're not going to buy, because they aren't going to want out-dated information.
Of course this depends on the kind of product you're promoting. Some products get updated more frequently. Probably not the best products to promote, but sometimes you might want to cash in on a current trend. And, I know I would want to cash in on it for as long as I could. Seems like showing the dates of your posts would cause your sells to fizzle out faster, wouldn't you think?