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We placed this last Saturday on our site. Site was recached on the 17th and last night we vanished. The cache yesterday said July 13th still so the cache update started showing also sometime when we vanished.
The only change we made was to add the NOODP. Is there something wrong with this that I was unaware of?
We wanted to use the more generic one as it is supposed to work for both Google and MSN.
I guess it is just a coincedence that that is the only new factor and our front page seems to have dropped out of Google. Not only that, the cache date is AFTER we put the NOODP in it and yet it still is showing the ODP title and description.
I am very confused and concerned now. So far the lower pages don't seem to have moved much. But I am sure that is only a matter of time now as well.
I am glad to hear it's not something that is for being *sneaky*. I appreciate hearing that it worked out well for you Total.
I am thinking we just have a coincedence going on and something else is happening to our index page. It does seem that over the last 24 hours some of the DC's are putting it back. Maybe a glitch of some sort. Never will know with Google!
So far, the page has been cached and it is vanished from most DC's. Just the front page though. I still realize probably coincedence but that is the only change I have seen!
Is there particular positioning? We put as the last meta tag.
I tried it on a couple of my personal sites that were showing DMOZ titles, and it worked like a charm, without losing any rankings whatsoever. So now I feel fairly confident about rolling it out for some of my client sites where that's an issue.
Thanks for the replies!
The Yahoo directory description tag does nothing to attract visitors to click on the page, the sites own metta description and title are far better.
Perhaps i should invent one and email them?
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