Yahoo Says No Directory Tag Coming January 2007

I reported this morning at Search Engine Roundtable that Tim Mayer from Yahoo posted in a WebmasterWorld thread saying support for a “No Yahoo Directory” tag will be coming this January. A No Yahoo Directory tag will enable webmasters to tell Yahoo not to use their Yahoo Directory title in the search results.

Yahoo began supporting the No Open Directory (noodp) tag on October 25 and promised us that they would support the no Yahoo directory tag equivalent sometime in the near future.

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  • Ian McAnerin

    This is welcome news – it’s about time!

    My next qustion would be: WHICH Yahoo are we opting out of? Because, for example, the same site many be listed in several different categories/Yahoos. I’m assuming all of them, but I’d like to know for sure.


  • Michael Martinez

    While I can see how some people might want directory-specific tags, I would prefer that all the search engines supported a single, generic tag that excludes all directory descriptions.

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