Yahoo! To Support No Yahoo Directory Title Tag in January

Dec 18, 2006 • 7:33 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine Optimization
 

Back on October 26th, we reported Yahoo! To Add No Yahoo Directory Tag. Since then, it has been very quiet on the Yahoo! front for this topic.

Finally, Tim Mayer of Yahoo! replied to the questions as to when it will happen.

He said in a WebmasterWorld thread, in post number 3189985:

We are planning to do this in the near future. It is in progress. I will check if this will go into the next update happening in January.

So, the last Yahoo! update was on December 11th, so hopefully early to mid-January we will see this new feature.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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

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Comments:

SEarch Engines Web

12/18/2006 01:20 pm

They are already in an experimental stage - doing a search on Yahoo - RANDOMLY, you will get SERPs containing the Webmaster's Title or The Editor's title for listings that are also in the directory. They are probably accessing the click through differences among the two tactics.........

Barry Schwartz

12/18/2006 01:26 pm

No they are not SEW. Yahoo always handled it randomly (or based on some algorithm). This will give users control. Yahoo has never done this before, or even tested it, because we do not have the tag yet, to experiment with.

Ben Pfeiffer

12/18/2006 04:39 pm

Yay! This is good news. I don't think they are testing either SEW.

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