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Yahoo Site Explorer finally closed
Written by David Harry
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 04:56

Yup, it's true. We were sitting here (in the SEO Dojo chat) when one of our more active users, Eren McKay, reported that it is now GONE. In talking with Eren she said, "it was based off of YSE that Aaron Wall has his seo for firefox data". She went on to note, "just scroll down the results on page one and look at yahoo page links and you know how many outbound links are pointing to a page - I didnt even have to go to the actual tool because seo for firefox did it for me".

Alas, no more.... (I am sure Aaron is all over it of course)

Yahoo Site Explorer Closes

Back in July they announced that it would be closing, so obviously this is no surprise. And of course we ask; what does it really mean? For the most part folks were using it for looking at link profiles, but that's not huge because we still have Majestic and OSE to fill the void. What is likely more interesting are all the folks that used the API for their tools... hopefully with the early warning, they've all got that sorted by now.

Good-bye Site Explorer, we had many great years of use from ya... rest in peace.

David Harry -

Hi my name is Dave and I, am an algo-holic

I am an avid search geek that spends most of his time reading about and playing with search engines. My main passion has always been about the technical side of things from a strong perspective rooted in IR and related technologies.You can find me providing SEO consulting services for Verve Developments.

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0 #1 Jey 2011-11-22 07:05
I read this from my semi-automated Twitter. RIP Yahoo :P
0 #2 Doc Sheldon 2011-11-23 08:39
This definitely leaves a hole in the data stream for a lot of folks. Let's hope the developers of our favorite tools have a solution ready to plug in.
0 #3 Keygen Center 2011-11-23 20:48
This sucks.. I loved Yahoo Site Explorer, hopefully they bring it back to the public... :-|
0 #4 California Divorce M 2011-11-25 02:31
It was good while lasted. I salute you YSE…
0 #5 Verrugas Genitais 2011-12-03 18:33
What a bummer this is. I used it every day. Have to read up on other alternatives.
0 #6 guess shoes 2011-12-08 23:25
The guess shoes new idea for the window display of the brand's
guess sale store in Paris has managed to make quite an impression.
0 #7 site explorer 2012-01-18 23:42
Farewell and thanks for all the fish!

You are survived by many friends :)

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