1. says

    Hello Shamsudeen,
    A blog post is timeless or evergreen, if after so many years people still finds the information useful. If you are in the tech niche or you give tutorials, it would be hard to give an evergreen post, why? Because things change. If you ask me, There are ever green articles.

    And what makes a post timeless is the date, because age don’t count on things that still help, right?

    I don’t like blog posts that don’t have date on them and most time, i do not comment on such blogs :) . That’s just me sha…

    Shared the post on all my social networks because i love it :)
    Thanks and do have a nice week ahead…
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    • says

      Good to see you around here Babanature, thanks for coming.

      Yes, you’re right and I sincerely know too that to some degree there are evergreen contents. But that shouldn’t take away the fact that things change, system get updated and ways and manners at how things are been done get improved on.

      So, there is always room for improvement or updating of the so called evergreen content.

      Even at that, removing dates from online publications is never and I don think a time will come that it will be even consider a fair blogging practice.

      Thanks for coming and many of the thanks for helping sharing this article with your followers. Thanks.

  2. says

    I am very happy that I found this during my search for something concerning this. I have read your article completely and i have gained a lot from it. I m a new reader and happy to have found you. Thanks for the tips and I look forward to reading more posts in the future. I’m impressed by your blogging and I hope that others will learn from you as I do. Thank you again for all your help.
    Excellent blog, Thanks so much for sharing.

    Jagbir Sandhu

  3. says

    Hello Shamsudeen!

    Good day to you!

    “Why Google Should Start Penalizing Sites For Removing Dates From Blog Posts” post will help bloggers realize the benefit or a blog post with published date on. It makes sense that Google should penalize site for removing dates. It’s honestly frustrating to know a post without publish date looks helpful in our studies or search, and has comments from year 2012 or 2013.

    Readers should be aware about this kind of blogs. It would be a smart idea if bloggers practice putting the date on their post. They could benefit from it, if they are not lazy enough to post sometimes a week if not everyday.

    I found this post shared on, the Internet marketing social networking site, and I “kingged” it and left this comment.

  4. Sanjay Pal says

    Hi Shamsudeen,

    I loved the fact that before you started with the article, you have given a preamble. It’s so good to know that you believe the same thing as I do. It’s definitely true that how far our world has advanced. Beginning from Aristotle, Ptolemy and other great mind to recent genetic engineering. Though there is a far better side to it, the rapid pace of advancement is also a growing concern. Humans are trying to outdo God. Isn’t what this we find? Yes, it is the fact.

    Now, about your article, I have seen many blogs where dates aren’t mentioned. It didn’t use to bother me previously but since I have started blogging, it is always a cause of frown for me. The authors try and I reiterate, they actually try to deceive their readers. Maybe some of them are just down right lazy. But given the fact that readers rely heavily on the information of a blog, dates are a compulsory element. Google should penalize them for the delinquencies. Not publishing the dates can really be a cause of worry, especially about the ingenuity. Because as you have said, many new things are being discovered. In our present world scenario, there are constant upheavals. Therefore what once was right, may not be the same in the next moment. Just like Galileo, who was indicted because of his belief. Huh !! Imagine what would be the case if it had been now? Maybe the people behind the prosecution might have been sued. Lol !!

    But seriously Shamsudeen, it was a very good post from your side friend. And I hope your readers would be of same mind as I am. Have a great day bro…….

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    • says

      What else can I say Sanjay…….but to Thank you for the wisdom you’ve shared here today.

      I’m so happy that you even point to other areas I never thought of, or my reasoning just didn’t went in that direction.

      And that’s the kind of world we’re living in at the moment…things changed fast here and the better all data, documents, information and whatever are properly kept, documented with dates to indicates when the theory/practical was born for future purposes the better for the next generation.

      Thanks Sanjay, you have really added more value to this post.

  5. says

    I feel that, if blog is related to some technology or if related to computer science and stuff then daily many things are changing in those fields and if someone removes date from info of date , it is sad , as there blog can never be ever green but if someone is writing a blog about nature or lets take Mathematics ( :) my subject) then 2 + 2 = 4 always and trees will be green always sea will have water… ( just an example) then blog can be ever green and dates does not matter much.
    But on the whole this practice is not good , as I believe this is an action to deceive reader which is not good actually in any case!
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    • says

      You amuse me Andleeb with your examples; 2+2 = will always be 4. That’s interesting! Anyway you’re right in all your views, also am glad you conclude that on the whole its still not a good practice to remove dates from blog.

      Andleeb, you have been a very good reader of my blog and I appreciate your effort in taking time to always visit and making your presence felt. Thank you.

        • says

          Thanks Andleeb, you’re always welcome here. Do have a nice day.

          And one more thing, I visited your blog now and see that your site is linked to your blogspot when I clicked on the article to read it.


          • says

            Actually blogspot is main … I had that one .. then thought to concentrate on one and to all the friends of word press I just leave something there…

            I wanna ask you, if you can advice me …. is it fine like this or better delete wordpress?

            • says

              Well you ask me!

              If I have to choose between the two…I would get on with and say goodbye to blogspot.That’s me, I have played with blogger in the past and couldn’t do much with it.

              Though, I don’t have the luxury of blogging with so little I can tell of it, but from what I saw on your blog, I think is better than blogger.

              But I would advice as soon as possible….if you’re aiming to take your blogging career beyond just hobby, go for self hosted blog.

              Thank you.


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