[uf-discuss] Yahoo introduces no-search microformat like function

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Fri May 4 14:36:50 PDT 2007


On 5/4/07, Ted Drake <tdrake at yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
> This was a bit of a surprise on the yahoo search blog.
> It's using the word "tag" incorrectly. It seems the search department is
> adding a new microformat-like function that will allow us to tell spiders
> what parts of the page are insignificant to SEO.
> http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000444.html
> This sounds like a useful idea. It may even help us target phone devices and
> other alternative presentations. I watched a demo the other day of a voice
> activated browser for any phone. They were able to use algorithms to decide
> what parts of a web page were worth reading to a listener.
> This microformat spells it out pretty quickly.
> What's the traction for something like this and "no-follow" to get
> integrated into the microformat platform?
> Ted Drake

    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

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