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Old 02-28-2007   #1
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Yahoo announces NOYDIR tag

The new NOYDIR tag Yahoo has rolled out will have all sorts of impacts not limited to the ranking changes they themselves mention here.

But I love we can get out from under those pithy sometimes bland descriptions.
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This is definitely welcome news. There are some situations where you cannot get your Yahoo! Directory listing changed/updated, and the description that is there isn't very good. So, it's ideal to be able to tell them not to use it.

It's about time.
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The ranking changes are due to the index update and have nothing to do with the NoYDIR tag launch.
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You might want to fix the post title -- you have "NONYDIR", it should be "NOYDIR". Also make sure you use ROBOTS not ROBOT

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The ranking changes are due to the index update and have nothing to do with the NoYDIR tag launch.
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Thanks Tim... I have a bunch of questions being looked at by Gaude and the product team right now... maybe I should have just asked you!
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You might want to fix the post title -- you have "NONYDIR", it should be "NOYDIR". Also make sure you use ROBOTS not ROBOT

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Thanks changed it...
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I had a few questions answered last night - here they are:


Will using the NOYDIR tag default organic descriptions to the onpage
description if filled out? If so how many characters wuill it be
limited to?


The NOYDIR tag will take the Yahoo! dir and title out of contention, we
could still use the ODP t&d, page t&d, anchor text etc. There are no
changes to what organic description guidelines are from before


Does using the NOYDIR tag stop any link love from the directory listing
itself?



No, the directory listing link credit will still carry.


Has Yahoo checked how this may impact other search spiders when reading
the tag?



No, we also noted this on the comments section on the blog post.


Your blog entry mentions changes coming to the organic results. Does
this mean not using the tag will lower sites or will possible more
keyword rich descriptions possibly improve some listings?



This is a regular weather update related to a new index launch without
any other implied effects...
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