Yahoo! Adds NOYDIR Support To Exclude Yahoo! Directory Titles in Yahoo! Search Results

Feb 28, 2007 - 1:18 pm 7 by
Filed Under Yahoo SEO

Yahoo! has finally added support for SEOs and Webmasters to specify that they do not want their Yahoo! Directory title to be displayed in the Yahoo! Search results. They promised they would do this October 2006 and then promised it for us in January, so just a month late - we have it. So if you want to tell Yahoo! not to use your Yahoo! Directory tag, just add one of the following pieces of code to your site:

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

OR

<META NAME="Slurp" CONTENT="NOYDIR">

Then next time Yahoo! Search crawls and indexes those changes (can be days or weeks or months) you will not longer see the Yahoo! Directory tag in the Yahoo! Search results.

Currently, my RustyBrick Yahoo! Search listing looks like this:

Yahoo Directory Title in Yahoo Search

But my title tag reads:

Web Design, Web Development & Web Services New York, NY

Will I add this tag to my listing, I may or may not. I am in no rush.

Thank you Yahoo!

Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.

 

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