Open Directory site titles and MSN.bots

Have you had trouble getting DMOZ to update your site’s Title after a change of business name etc? It can be a long wait for attention!

Well, someone at Microsoft was listening to webmaster’s comments and MSN have responded! Now, you can at least get MSN’s search results to show your correct site title by adding a meta-tag or two on your Home page. They suggest either;

  • (meta content=”NOODP” name=”ROBOTS” /)
  • (meta content=”NOODP” name=”msnbot” /)

(NB: I’ve had to change the “< ” and “>” to get the tag to display)

Now, if you were an optimist, you would use BOTH meta-tags in the hope that some other SE’s will eventually follow MSN’s example, and check for the tag…