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
Avatar of Unregistered
  • Profile picture of the author davidricherd
    Leave it, this tag doesn't block your site indexing, we have to update only noindex to index.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11069830].message }}
  • 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”>
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11069935].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
    Ignore it. Its redundant now.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11070358].message }}
  • 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.
    Signature
    FREE ONLINE COURSE- Learn How to Dropship the Right Way!
    My PROVEN ecommerce process, as seen on: Fox News, the NY Times & Flippa
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11070436].message }}
    • 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!

      Signature
      AMRAY Free Web Directory Since Year 2000
      There is very good reason why pigs never judge kanolies competitions
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11070507].message }}
Avatar of Unregistered

Trending Topics