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NOYDIR: Yahoo SERP Titles

Posted on 2.27.2007
Website owners that are not pleased with how their sites listings appear in the search results now have way to fix the problem. In the past, those websites which were listed in the Yahoo! Directory had those same titles and descriptions in the standard search results and not the default title tag and meta description from their web page. Today, Yahoo announced a way for webmasters to have it their way and Webheads the 'net over are cheering as websites now have the ability to exclude the default Yahoo! Directory title and description by including the following within their sites meta tags:

 
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Yahoo will need to reindex their Web content to make this change but the difference should be evident in the U.S. almost immediately. This will also (most likely) result in  a Yahoo! Weather update (code for a shuffle of the index). Stay tuned - big changes ahead.

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