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DMOZ description showing instead of my own meta desc

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Lalalaenhund, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Lalalaenhund

    Lalalaenhund Power Member

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    When I launched this particular website about 1,5 years ago, I submitted it to DMOZ without thinking too much about it. To my delight, I noticed it had recently been approved. I might not even have noticed, if not for the fact that Google has now started displaying the vastly outdated DMOZ description in the snippet, instead of my own meta text. The DMOZ description is outdated and doesn't even include my main keyword, which has caused the rankings to drop. Probably CTR too since the info is old.

    I already attempted to modify the DMOZ listing to include the main kw, but knowing them that might take ages. Does anyone know another way this could be fixed?
     
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    wowhaxor Elite Member

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    Try this meta tag, to block ODPs (which DMOZ is), it will take a few days to change:

    <meta name="robots" content="NOODP">
     
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  3. Lalalaenhund

    Lalalaenhund Power Member

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    Seems that indeed did the trick, now it shows as normal again and rankings went up a little, although didn't completely recover yet. Thanks a lot!
     
  4. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The Editor decides your title, not anything you submit. The editor can make it anything he wants. This is why you may not get your keyword in there as you want, and its why I went ahead and put an editor on my side a while ago.