Yahoo Site Explorer Announced at Search Engine Strategies
Yahoo’s Tim Mayer is at it again with using the Search Engine Strategies Conference as a platform for announcing new Yahoo products and search offerings. Yesterday at SES’s Q&A on Search Engines and Links, Tim let the crowd and present journalists in on Yahoo’s new webmaster tool, Yahoo Site Explorer. Search Engine Roundtable’s Barry Schwartz was on hand to cover Big Tim’s announcement.
“Tim announces a new product named Site Explorer, http://sitexplorer.search.yahoo.com/ where you can get your linkage data. It is a place for people to go to see which pages Yahoo indexed and to let Yahoo know about URLs Yahoo has not found as of yet (submit URL or URLs). He showed an example, you basically type in a URL into it (this is also supported via an API, good good), then you hit explore URl and it spits out the number of pages found in Yahoo Index and also shows you the number of inlinks. You can sort pages by “depth” how deep pages are and you can also submit URLs here. You can also quickly export the results to TSV format. Links have been very popular, he said Yahoo! has been moving towards the social community aspect and probably will go in that direction with link pop. He said, create natural links, make it look natural.”
Site Explorer is not live yet, but once it launches we’ll be sure to update this post. In the meantime, I highly recommend checking out Search Engine Roundtable‘s coverage of the Search Engine Strategies San Jose conference, which ends today.