Another Request To Yahoo! To Add Support For No Directory Tag

Oct 4, 2006 • 7:16 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Web Directory

I pleaded with Yahoo in the past to Please Enable a No Yahoo! Directory Tag, and I am doing it again. It is especially important now, that Yahoo! adds support for this tag. Webmasters are confused, they think that because Google and MSN ( support a tag to force the engine not to use the ODP directory tag, that Yahoo! would support the same.

A WebmasterWorld thread shows several web site owners complaining that Yahoo! forces the Yahoo! Directory title in the search results.

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.

It is sad that you pay to get listed in the Yahoo! Directory and it can have a significant difference in your click through rate on your organic results.

More details at Yahoo! Please Enable a No Yahoo! Directory Tag.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Update: Yahoo! has now added support for the NOYDIR tag, more details here.

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10/04/2006 11:36 am

Barry, if you're going to ask for something what about asking Yahoo! to perhaps start thinking about adding non-US publishers to their Publisher Network?!? It's been year since they launched!

Barry Schwartz

10/04/2006 11:49 am

JayWillie, that is a totally separate division. And yes, I have been asking them this and I have a feeling it may be coming sooner than later. It is clear to them that this is a much wanted request, heck all the forums are swamped with those request - and I know they see them.


10/04/2006 03:17 pm

I should take in more SEO forums, would have seen all the requests to Yahoo! for this. Cheers Barry! great site by the way.

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