Yahoo SEO – Thinking About class=”robots-nocontent”

The “robots-nocontent” class attribute is a non robots.org standard supported by Yahoo only and launched in May 2007. The sole purpose of this attribute is to allow the webmaster to highlight areas of content that are considered irrelevant to the main subject of the page to Yahoo’s crawler, Slurp. There hasn’t been much noise (if any) about the use of robots=”nocontent” since it’s launch, but I thought I’d take a look at this “class” attribute as part of my SEO research and do some tests on my site to see…