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I know of the NOODP tag, but I was wondering the same about Yahoo! Directory...is there a tag to STOP Yahoo! from showing the directory listing in Yahoo! SERPS?
It really sucks that they do that and the listings are so bland and one simply cannot change anything with them...we have tried to get them to change our listing, but they NEVER answer. That is highly irritating.
Anybody know? and thanks...
Yahoo Please fix this, it does not help your visitors to see outdated info, how about...
<meta name="robots" content="noYAHOO">
To my amazement they adjusted it. The site was listed in the serps with its title tag and in the directory with Yahoos own wording. The site ranked great to.
Then three updates later they put the site back to the dam directory title again and the sites position in the serps was worse to boot.
The only thing that anoys me is when cr@p competing sites rank with their full title tag because they are not in the directory and get the lions share of the traffic whilst my site gets less hits due to the directory carrying a very basic title - thats the reward for getting in their directory!
Mind you, it could be worse - at least they dont use that dmoz junk!
Does anyone have a suggestion on how I may contact them?
A while back I was able to get Yahoo to change the title of my site listed in their directory. For some reason the title was listed as "domainname.com". I requested that they change the title to the name of my site and they did.
Here is the form I used:
I cannot understand why Yahoo has such apprehension about retyping a title on a link (or a description), which would provide a better visitor experience.
(I would think in a directory you would want the 'title' link text to accurately represent the end result of the click, and since my domain is genericdomain.com it does not.)
If they are concerned about people changing too often, they could easily make it an annual option to review your title and description.
I would even go a little further and suggest a $10 fee could be charged if you wanted to make edits at your annual review.
(I can read, copy, paste and save a number of emails (or database retreivals) containing the necessary edits in an hour, so they might even show a return if they hire some ambitious title/description updaters.)
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I interviewed Tim Mayer last night and posted some of the recap on this specific point at [seroundtable.com...]