Date In regards To SEO

So, can we change the dates of the articles?
I think we should not as it will affect the ranking.

But is there any way to hide published dates on Google results?
or show the last updated date over to the results?


Changing Publication Dates will affect your site SEO and don’t ever think of it.
Instead you can display last modified date in your post meta data.

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In past, changing entry meta date to last modified was working. You need to check your respective Theme documentation to learn how to implement.

However as Yoast now add JSON-LD Markup it may not work anymore.

I would suggest showing one date that is true. Changing frequently may force Google to not showing date at all.

Have a look …

I have never shown dates on google results with no problem.

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