Monthly Archives: December 2014

SEO – What Are The Meta Tags ‘NOODP’ and ‘NOYDR’ Used For

In doing some website research and SEO research, I came across a couple of sites that have the following <meta> in their source code:

<meta name=”robots” content=”NOODP, NOYDIR” />

In a recent article, I wrote about how to set up your meta data for your site but I didn’t discuss the ‘robot’ meta tags.  Basically this <meta> tag tells the “internet robots” what to do with your site, like FOLLOW, NOINDEX, INDEX, NOFOLLOW.

These tags go in-between your <head> & </head> tags.

So what are NOODP & NOYDIR ? Continue reading

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I Guess We Are Pissing Facebook Off

Facebook LawsuitThe privacy “chain-mail” that is being posted on Facebook recently is useless as we all have agreed when we signed up for Facebook that we will abide by the legal terms of the company’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.

As the power of Facebook increases and we (as the little people) fear our personal property will be forfeited to the Goliath, people have been taking a stand posting a “legal” statement to their profiles.

The letter going around on Facebook is:

Due to the fact that Facebook has chosen to use software that will allow the theft of my personal information, I do declare the following: on this day, 30th November 2014, in response to the new Facebook guidelines and under articles L.111, 112 and 113 of the code of intellectual property, I declare that my rights are attached to all my personal data, drawings, paintings, photos, texts etc… published on my profile since the day I opened my account. For commercial use of the foregoing my written consent is required at all times.

By this release, I tell Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, broadcast, or to take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The actions mentioned above apply equally to employees, students, agents and/or other staff under the direction of Facebook.

The contents of my profile include private information. The violation of my privacy is punished by the law (UCC 1 1-308 – 308 1 -103 and the Rome Statute). Facebook is now an open capital entity.

Those reading this text can copy it and paste it on their Facebook wall. This will allow them to place themselves under the protection of copyright. If you have not published this statement at least once, you will tacitly allow the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile update.

The agreement, when we signed up, states that the company has the right to use your content commercially and does not need to seek your “written consent” to use the content.

So to protect your privacy, make sure you don’t post anything, anywhere on the internet that you want to keep private.  And as for this “chain-mail” going around, it’s worthless to keep posting and reposting the privacy post.

Haha, share this with your friends and make it a “chain-post”