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Opt Out of the ODP Title & Description with META NOODP Tag

July 17, 2006 by  

Google has added a new META support called NOODP tag which lets you to opt out of the Open Directory Project (ODP) title and description in Google search result pages.

The descriptions that appear under a page in the search results are generated automatically. In some circumstances, Google uses descriptions from ODP as the title and description.

Some site owners want the option to opt out from using the ODP generated description. Now you can do that using the following meta tag to direct all search engines that support the meta tag not to use ODP information

Besides Google, the NOODP tag is also supported by MSN.

[via Matt Cutts]

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