I have noticed that in the Google SERPs in the description, many blogs have a description which starts with the date of the post and then is followed by the actual meta description. I think this can be a very negative feature because people who do searches and see a date from a few years back will feel that the information on that website is out of date and will not bother to visit the site even if the ranking is high for that search term. I have several blog posts that are high in ranking but show a date from as far back as 2007.
My question is, what is the best way to eliminate both the date and the time in WordPress? Is there an easy way to do it, without editing the code (which I'm very afraid of doing!)? I do feel that it's very negative when the Google results show a description where the first thing you see is a very old date. Dates are really not necessary unless it's a current events site like CNN or CBS or a similar news site. Please advise me on the best way to eliminate the date and time from all my blog posts, as well as from the category and tag pages, and from the home page as well.
Thank you very much for your help,