Robots index follow noodp meaning

We get asked about the robots index follow noodp meaning so we thought we should provide some information.

The robots index follow noodp or “NOODP” meta tag is fully supported by Google, Yahoo!, and MSN and should be used when you require the robot to take the data from yourwebsite rather than from the directory.

If your problem is only with the Google search engine then you can use:

<meta name="googlebot" content="noodp" />.

If your problem is only with Yahoo then you can use:

<meta name="slurp" content="noydir" />

And again if your problem is with MSN, you can use:

<meta name="msnbot" content="noodp" />.

We suggest you use the full version of this meta tag:-

<meta name="robots" content="noodp,noydir" />.