Comment on WordPress SEO by SEO Dave.

WordPress SEO Talian 5 doesn’t add the no DMOZ robots meta tag, planned to add it to Stallion 6 (next update to Talian 5), but had forgot about it (thanks for the reminder, still have time to add that feature before release).

If your site isn’t listed in DMOZ it’s not needed: most sites aren’t listed in DMOZ, I own around 100 domains, many 5 years+ old and only a few are listed in DMOZ and I’ve never had to add a no DMOZ meta tag.

If it is an issue you can manually add the meta tag to your header.php file and not need a plugin for just one line of code.

Load the header.php file in a text editor (or edit via the built in WordPress theme editor) and add one of the lines of code below to the file above this line of code-


Block DMOZ snippet
<meta name="robots" content="noodp" />

Block Yahoo! Directory snippet

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

Block DMOZ and Yahoo! Directory snippets

<meta name="robots" content="noodp,noydir" />

Save the file, upload etc... and you are done.

AdSense on sales pages depends which you think makes you most money, AdSense clicks or sales of your product?

If you aren't sure test out both options for a reasonable period of time and see which makes most money. In my experience if you sell relatively expensive products where 1 sale a week makes far more than you make on AdSense, it's a no brainer. On the other hand if you are selling cheap products with a low markup as an affiliate (paperback books from Amazon for example), AdSense might make you more profit.

I created an ad free page template that can be used with static Pages. If your home page is a static Page you can turn all ads off except the sidebar ad.

In a future release I want to add the option to disable ads page by page, won't be with Stallion 6, I've stopped adding new features (I've lost count how many new features I added: 6 ad networks for example, AdSense, Chitika, Clickbank, Kontera, Infolinks and LinkWords) and working on testing now before the release.