I was asked the question, what does the following mean? <meta name=”robots” content=”noodp”>
Well in some instances, if you have been fortunate enough to have been included into http://www.dmoz.org/, Google will use the title and description from this website instead of your own details on the ranking pages.
By adding the above tag into the “head” section, it will force Google to use your Meta information. Once you have added the tag, it usually will take affect on the next crawl/cache.
To find out more about the relationship between Google and Dmoz, click here and read this great article written by Danny Sullivan back in April 2000.