MSN Search Allows Webmasters To Not Use Dmoz (ODP) Titles in SERPs

May 22, 2006 - 3:02 pm 0 by
Filed Under Bing Search

MSN Search blog posted that they added a new meta tag to the mix, one that allows Webmasters to specify if they want or do not want, to use the ODP title as the title in the MSN Search results. As many of you know, sometimes Google and others use the dmoz title in their search results page as the title of your listings. Many Webmasters don't like search engines who do that, they prefer the search engines use the text within the title tag of the page and not the dmoz title. MSN Search now allows you to opt out with the following meta tag(s).

<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOODP">

or

<META NAME="msnbot" CONTENT="NOODP">

Excellent news! Hopefully, Yahoo will do the same for Yahoo! Directory titles, Google will do the same, and anyone else.

Forum discussion (I admit, I started three of them but this needs to get out) at:

 

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