Directives: NoYDIR

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URLs containing a ‘noydir’ directive in either a robots meta tag or X-Robots-Tag in the HTTP header.

This is an old meta tag that used to instruct Google not to use the Yahoo Directory for its snippets.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

View URLs with this issue in the ‘Directives’ tab and ‘NoYDIR’ filter, and export all URLs using the ‘Export’ button.

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when URLs contain a ‘noydir’ directive, either in a robots meta tag within the HTML or in an X-Robots-Tag in the HTTP header.

For example:

Has the meta tag:

<meta name="robots" content="noydir">

How To Fix

What year is it?! The ‘noydir’ directive can be removed from URLs as it’s no longer in use.

Further Reading

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