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Posted 06 March 2007 - 09:23 AM
Posted 06 March 2007 - 09:42 AM
It was only published yesterday at 4PM Pacific. Consider yourself cleansed of shame
Posted 06 March 2007 - 10:06 AM
Thanks Jill. You are absolutely correct. We still put it in on each page because that field is fed from a database, and some pages are set to NOINDEX. It's more of a standardization than anything.
Posted 12 March 2007 - 06:30 AM
FTR, the code I'm using is
So the combined method seems to work pretty well.
Posted 12 March 2007 - 11:39 AM
In my case, MSN is no longer showing the ODP description and Yahoo is no longer showing the Y directory description, but I just looked at Ask, and I don't really know where they got what they're using. On a search for my company name, the snippet is a piece of my meta description, but the result's title is my company name instead of the home page's title tag.
Posted 12 March 2007 - 01:55 PM
I'm seeing a similar thing as you are in Ask. The snippet appears to be coming from the description. The title is actually not our full company name, though, but our one-word brand name. If it were still pulling from DMOZ, it should be the full company name, so I'm not sure where they're coming up with the title.
Posted 12 March 2007 - 02:07 PM
If I search ask for my own name, my business site comes up first, but like this:
Provides website optimizing services.
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That's both the name and description on my ODP listing, so they don't use the ODP's description on a search for the site's company name, but they do for the owner's name??
<added>I just checked, and Ask's cached copy of the page includes the updated robots meta tag, so apparently they're not complying with noodp.
Posted 12 March 2007 - 02:16 PM
My original search had been with our one-word brand name. That's where they just displayed that one-word brand name as the title.
Tried again with our actual company name, and this time it displayed the on-page <title> tag, with a snippet from the description META. In fact, any search I've tried with any combination of terms (terms that display our company's site in the SERPs, that is ) have used the title from the page <title> tag, except the search on our one-word brand.
Posted 13 March 2007 - 08:31 AM
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