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NOODP tag reversed my custom title to poor DMOZ

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by skionxb, Aug 5, 2006.

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    I have an SEO company, website www.infatex.com

    2 days ago, i placed a <meta name="Robots" Content="NOODP"> in metas, to prevent google to place my DMOZ title. Personally i didn't need to do that, becuase my site always showed up with my custom Title. Actually, when i typed "infatex" in google, my site showed up with my custom "search engine optimization | internet marketing services" But now it shows as "Infatex" same as ODP. It happened right after placing this tag.

    Google never showed my site as Infatex before!
    I think i am going to take out this tag and tell you what will happen :)

    <meta name="Robots" Content="NOODP">
     
    skionxb, Aug 5, 2006 IP
  2. max pain

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    Sure keep us updated. Findings like these will help increase our knowledge
     
    max pain, Aug 5, 2006 IP
  3. Keone

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    I would give it a couple of day's
    My bet is when your pages get indexed the next time the title will show your custom title.
     
    Keone, Aug 5, 2006 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #4
    Put NOODP back in.

    It's a coincidence. Taking it out may well mean that you are stuck with that crappy DMOZ title until you go back to NOODP - give it a few weeks or so to reeindex.
     
    minstrel, Aug 5, 2006 IP
  5. skionxb

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    I think you are right!
     
    skionxb, Aug 5, 2006 IP
  6. skionxb

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    Actually i just checked one of my client's site and it has the same problem. When i added <meta name="Robots" Content="NOODP"> GOOGLE began using DMOZ TITLE :)

    I am taking out <meta name="Robots" Content="NOODP"> from all of my sites!
     
    skionxb, Aug 8, 2006 IP
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    Here is another example:

    http://search.dmoz.org/cgi-bin/search?search=wauwinet.com
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=www.wauwinet.com

    Here is again:

    http://search.dmoz.org/cgi-bin/search?search=whiteelephanthotel.com
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=www.whiteelephanthotel.com

    As you can see BOTH TITLEs and DESCRIPTIONs are IDENTICAL (same on google and dmoz)

    I had that tag recently installed, and i saw that change in SERPS. Before i had custom TITLE tags indexed.

    Personally, i am taking this tag out from all of my sites!
     
    skionxb, Aug 8, 2006 IP
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    Very good observation. NOODP becomes YESODP LOL
     
    BenjArriola, Aug 8, 2006 IP
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    tonyinabox, Aug 9, 2006 IP
  11. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    tonyinabox is correct. There is a lag when it comes to search engines, spidering, and caching. You can't change something today, look tomorrow, and conclude that what you changed today was the cause.

    There is no way that Google is using NOODP as "YESODP". That is just too dumb to be given serious consideration.
     
    minstrel, Aug 9, 2006 IP
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    I would second tonyinabox and minstrels opinion - be patient and give it some time.
     
    max pain, Aug 9, 2006 IP