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Google is showing DMOZ text with wrong data

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Msg#: 4560528 posted 9:58 am on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hello, this is a strange problem with one of the websites that I manage, but quite serious.
Basically, when searching for the company name, the first result you get is the website... BUT the text that google shows under the link to the website is from an old DMOZ entry (probably 6/7 years old). This text is all wrong, and there is no correspondence with the content of the website in the past years.
Apart from that wrong text all the sitelinks and content showed by google are correct. But the wrong phrase is the first to appear and is actually damaging the company.
I've already tried twice to edit the text in DMOZ, but no luck.
Does anyone have any suggestion on how I could force google to change that text? Webmastertools doesn't seem to be of any help...



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Msg#: 4560528 posted 11:54 am on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Put a tag in your <head>:

<meta name="robots" content="noodp" />

If you have an issue with Yahoo's Directory too, make it noodp,noydir.

It may take a while, but that will fix it.


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Msg#: 4560528 posted 1:12 pm on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thank you Netmeg, I didn't know about that option!

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