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Google, Yahoo, MSN appends DMOZ Title or Description

Google, Yahoo, or MSN may append DMOZ title and description

Getting your website listed on DMOZ will give it a boost in ranking in Google and other search engines due to DMOZ’s historic value and credibility by being publicly edited, like Wikipedia.  In some circumstances, Google may append the title or description you are listed under in DMOZ in your search engine results.  This will affect your site’s SEO by making results less relevant to the actual content of the page and could push your site down.  For example, in the picture below, “Galido Network Consulting” skews the actual title content and makes it less relevant to the actual content being searched.
Galido Network Consulting

To work around this, and to prevent “Galido Network Consulting” from being displayed, use the following meta tags:

If you only have the problem with Google, you can use this:

If you have the problem with Yahoo!, you can use this:

If you have the problem with MSN, you can use this:

You can also use a single robots meta tag with multiple attributes separated by commas like this:

Any other comments or pointers? Please leave in the comments section below:

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