Can anyone explain about robots.txt "NOODP" tag? Why & When it can be used?

by benthomas642 6 replies
Hi SEO Experts,
I was reading about robots.txt & understanding why it is used for crawling websites to search engines. But I want to know about "NOODP" tag. Why we can use this and how? What's it's benefit we can get from this tag? I have seen on so many website's source code. It's looks like this in head section
<meta name="robots" content="NOODP" />

So I want to know all about this tag. Anyone can help who understands it better. Thanks.
#search engine optimization #explain #noodp #robotstxt #tag
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  • Profile picture of the author davidricherd
    Leave it, this tag doesn't block your site indexing, we have to update only noindex to index.
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  • Profile picture of the author dharamveer saini
    Originally Posted by benthomas642 View Post

    Hi SEO Experts,
    I was reading about robots.txt & understanding why it is used for crawling websites to search engines. But I want to know about "NOODP" tag. Why we can use this and how? What's it's benefit we can get from this tag? I have seen on so many website's source code. It's looks like this in head section
    <meta name="robots" content="NOODP" />

    So I want to know all about this tag. Anyone can help who understands it better. Thanks.
    robots.txt is a text file webmasters create to instruct robots, how to crawl and index pages on their website. Noodp means No Open Directory Project. <meta name=”robots” content=”noodp”>
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    Ignore it. Its redundant now.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    It keeps Google from substituting the DMOZ meta description for yours. Since DMOZ is now out of business, so is the NOODP tag.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

      Since DMOZ is now out of business
      LOL man, you forgot to mention FINALLY!

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