Yahoo! Search Support For NOYDIR Tags

Mar 1, 2007 | 1,923 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! has finally released a no Yahoo! directory meta tag much like the no ODP meta tag.

Yahoo! Search Blog comments:
We’re adding support for the Meta tag called ‘NOYDIR’ that will complement the ‘NOODP’ Meta tag, which we already support. If you’re unfamiliar, the ‘NOODP’ Meta tag is basically a way for webmasters to indicate that Open Directory Project (ODP) titles and abstracts will not be used in search results for their pages.

Many of the webmaster used to complain that the title and description given to search listing when a website was added in the Yahoo directory impacted click through ratios and rankings. Now they can simply opt out of Yahoo! By making use of directory information.

The format for the meta tag is:

<META NAME=”ROBOTS” CONTENT=”NOYDIR”>
or
<META NAME=”Slurp” CONTENT=”NOYDIR”>

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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