Yahoo! To Add No Yahoo Directory Tag

Oct 26, 2006 • 8:04 am | comments (11) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine Optimization

Outstanding news, Tim Mayer from Yahoo! has told us via WebmasterWorld that Yahoo! is working on a No Yahoo Directory Tag, to compliment their recent support of NOODP Tag for Yahoo! Search.

Tim said;

Yes we are working on it. Will let you know when it is ready. What do you think is the right approach a different tag or should the NOODP tag apply to both YDIR and ODP?

I personally thing they should use a different tag for YDIR, gives us more control. But I think Danny Sullivan disagrees and thinks it would be easier just to use one META Tag for all.

Add your two cents to this decision at WebmasterWorld.

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

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martin - webseo

10/26/2006 12:50 pm

This is great news Barry. It's nice to see that Tim listens to you and other voices from the SEO world. One tag or two? That's a good question. I have never had an ODP title show up in Y! SERPs, so either way works for me. Two tags offers more flexibility, but may confuse more than help. Thanks Barry for fighting this fight!! ;-) martin


10/26/2006 03:10 pm

Great News, It would be even better if the Yahoo search team will fully support the robots.txt file...

Michael Martinez

10/26/2006 03:11 pm

It's unfortunate that NOODP was the first tag proposed, because I absolutely do not want to have to exclude every major directory in my meta tags. Please, search engineers, just use NOODP to exclude ALL directory listing descriptions from the search results for a page.

Ben Pfeiffer

10/26/2006 03:16 pm

Very nice indeed!


10/26/2006 03:55 pm

Can't wait..

Carrie Hill

10/26/2006 05:19 pm

Yeay!!! I cant wait!


10/27/2006 02:12 am

sounds great!

Barry Schwartz

10/27/2006 02:18 am

thanks bro!


11/02/2006 08:38 pm

One tag covering both would be great...less crap to put in the code and both YDIR & ODP descriptions are weak anyway...I can't imagine why you'd want either to show up in the serps...unless you were doing some sort of description testing...

JR Middlebrook

11/24/2006 07:05 am

how much longer?

Barry Schwartz

11/24/2006 12:57 pm

I don't know.

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