Yahoo! Please Enable a No Yahoo! Directory Tag

Aug 30, 2006 • 8:14 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine Optimization

Yahoo!, please enable a method of requesting that you do not display the Yahoo! Directory title in the search results. I mean, I know I like my title, because it is cute, but still, I rather the title listed in the search results pull from my title tag, or at least have an option to define that.

We won't think that you are being a copy cat, I am sure we will praise you like we praised Google and MSN. Your brothers each enabled the NOODP tag, that allows a Webmaster to tell the engines, no matter what, please do not use the ODP title in the search results. MSN implemented the tag on May 22, 2006, they were praised for it and Google implemented it on July 13, 2006 and they were praised for it.

We will praise you for implementing a NOYDIR tag or something like that.

It is the difference between showing: yahoo-title-0829.png

Versus this: google-title-0829.png

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08/30/2006 02:56 pm

Please oh please... I Have not 1 keyword and not 1 call to action in the yahoo title :(

Robert Charlton

08/31/2006 05:29 pm

I thought after last year's indexing summit at SES San Jose that Yahoo was going to change their title policy, but it seems not. Until they do, I advise most of my clients not to get Yahoo Directory listings, and I scream as loud as I can about it on the forums. Come on Yahoo! Please!!

JR Middlebrook

11/24/2006 07:02 am

I so hate this but it's set me back about 7 months or so with no return for my extra $300 to yahoo. i'd have gotten better results from yahoo without the directory listing i think.

rajeev saxena

12/18/2007 12:36 am

I am trying to add my famous indian news website in yahoo directory but I am not able. If any one can guide me. Thanks

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