January 27, 2007

Don't Like Your Search Engine Result Listing from the ODP? Just "NOODP" It

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If you have one of those sites with outdated, poorly constructed or inaccurate title or description in the Open Directory Project, you now have the choice of using their ODP site description and title thanks to the new NOODP metatag. NOODP stands for No Open Directory Project information. The metatag was first set up by Microsoft Live Search in May 22, 2006 and support by other search engines is growing.

Here's how to format the "generic" metatag that will stop the use of ODP entry in all search engines that recognize it.
<META NAME="msnbot" CONTENT="NOODP">

MSN Live Search will support the generic tag or the engine specific one:
<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOODP">

The Google spiderthe generic tag or the engine specific one:
<META NAME="GOOGLEBOT" CONTENT="NOODP">


Yahoo! Search
has also agreed to support generic NOODP tag or you can an engine specific one:
<META NAME="Slurp" CONTENT="NOODP">

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