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Yahoo Announces Support for NOODP Meta Tag

     

engine

11:59 am on Oct 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Along with Yahoo's latest update [webmasterworld.com], Yahoo will now recognize the following META tags:

META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOODP"

or

META NAME="Slurp" CONTENT="NOODP"

If these are found on your pages Yahoo will not consider ODP titles or abstracts as candidates for your URL in search results.

So, if you want to use this tag, get those changes uploaded quickly as Yahoo has stated it is "reindexing content on the web" to adopt this capability.

ericfwebmaster

1:18 pm on Oct 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have a legacy tag in my companies homepage that says <meta name="robots" content="all">

Would changing it to <meta name="robots" content="NOODP,all"> work?

I know that the tag is useless but I hate to change anything unnecessarily when we are owning our industry for our terms.

ebound

1:23 pm on Oct 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Is placing this tag on the home page sufficient or does this tag need to be on all pages?

webdoctor

1:50 pm on Oct 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I know that the tag is useless

but I hate to change anything

Paranoia? :-)

If it's useless, why are you worried?

LunaC

2:11 pm on Oct 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'd be nice if that tag, or another one (NYD or something), would let us get rid of the Yahoo Directory listing's description. If they're doing this, I have a bit more hope they may allow that in the future.

*Fingers crossed*

marketingmagic

3:44 pm on Oct 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Dito on the Yahoo directory - getting rid of this would be great as making changes to Yahoo directory is almost as bad as changing ODP listings.

jtara

3:45 pm on Oct 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Since this is on the WebmasterWorld front page, can somebody explain this in English?

If these are found on your pages Yahoo will not consider ODP titles or abstracts as candidates for your URL in search results.

OK, I figured out that ODP is "Open Directory Project", or the DMOZ categorized list of websites.

Now, what the heck does the rest of that sentence mean?

ebound

3:54 pm on Oct 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Now, what the heck does the rest of that sentence mean?

Yahoo sometimes displays the Title and Description from the listings in ODP in their search results rather than the meta title and description.

This option will allow you to say no to that.

COlarry

5:04 pm on Oct 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Will adding this tag affect Google or other robots' results?

System

7:26 pm on Oct 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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