Yahoo Links Badge from Site Explorer

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Want to show off the incoming links to your site? Yahoo Site Explorer has now come out with a badge for publishers & bloggers to show the amount of incoming links as tracked by Yahoo Site Explorer.

Yahoo is offering two different badge sizes and the option of posting incoming links to the entire site or individual page.

I do not see this of being of great value to the SEO community, as we already know ways of giving value to a site via incoming links and other metrics.

I do however see this as being another fun button which bloggers, sites selling advertising, communities and smaller publishers will add to their sites in a form of ego boosting and popularity measurement in the same ways that Technorati ranking or Feedburner RSS subscriber badges do.

It would also be nice to see the Links to Page measurement as an optional MyBlogLog widget addon for MyBlogLog Facerolls.

And let’s not forget, as long as Google searches for backlinks does not work correctly or accurately reflect the amount of incoming links, Yahoo Search should be taking advantage of their Site Explorer service and this is an excellent way to spread the word.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • This is a pretty nice. I have added the badge in my weight loss blog.

  • Adding the code for the badge made my site (dynamic scripts and not plain HTML) error out with a 500:100 Error Code due to a “Nested Script Block” in the Y! Code.

    Error Description:
    “A script block cannot be placed inside another script block.”

    Solution. I changed the Y! code that reads (towards the end of the code):
    document.write(“<script … /script>”);

    and broke it down into multiple write statements that the script parser does not see the “script” tags.

    document.write(“ipt …./scr”);

    In case wordpress messes up the comment code.
    I replaced the with the & gt ;. In the actual code for the badge is it using the > and

  • No, it worked 🙂

  • I am still not a fan of the stat counter. I remember when they first came out in the late 90s and everyone was using them for their geocities/angelfire pages. I don’t see any true use for this because I wouldn’t like people seeing how many backlinks I have on my page right when they get there. I have metrics so that’s how i measure all the links I get per day.

  • Hi everyone –

    I’ve released a widgetized version of the yahoo link badge for wordpress – if you’re interested, it’s at


  • I haven’t used it yet but surely going to test it.