Hallelujah – Yahoo to Allow NOYDIR Meta Robots Tag!

Yahoo has finally wised up and implemented support for a new Meta robots tag that will allow you to opt-out” from having your Yahoo! Directory title and description show up in the search results.

The tag is called “NOYDIR” or No Yahoo Directory, and can be used as follows:

meta name=”robots” content=”NOYDIR”

or the less common

meta name=”slurp” content=”NOYDIR”

The 2nd tag being specifically for Yahoo’s spider “Slurp“.

This is great news for site owners who feel like they’ve been handcuffed by the Yahoo! Directory editors and their minimally optimized directory listings.