Damn! Yahoo Shutting Down Site Explorer

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Yahoo is going to shut down the only Yahoo service I use regularly: Site Explorer.


Yahoo Shutting Down Site Explorer This Year
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  • Profile picture of the author englandrm
    Originally Posted by WealthWithin View Post

    Yahoo is going to shut down the only Yahoo service I use regularly: Site Explorer.


    Yahoo Shutting Down Site Explorer This Year
    Yahoo recommends that webmasters sign up with Bing Webmaster Tools and use that as Yahoo shuts off Site Explorer.

    Yahoo makes it sound like that you won't miss the old Site Explorer but I find it hard to believe that Microsoft will provide detailed link data for competitors. Of course there are plenty of third party tools to get at this data, such as Majestic SEO and SEOmoz but with the loss of Site Explorer, there will likely be no search engine-provided look at your back links.
    Didn't Yahoo and Bing merge? I think that they'll help Bing step up to the plate. And while I've never tried those 3rd party sites, they look like they might be worth a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxZimmer
    What a pitty.

    Was quite a useful tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author anislagan
    I am getting backlinks count update using MajesticSEO every few months. Too bad Yahoo is no longer there.
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    • Profile picture of the author patriciaevansss
      What!? This really is indeed a bad news for everyone who uses Site Explorer. It has been a great tool for checking inbound links. Is it true that Yahoo and Bing would emerge?
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  • Profile picture of the author simonbuzz
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    I don't use yahoo site explorer so It doesn't matter to me....
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    • Profile picture of the author coucou
      Originally Posted by simonbuzz View Post

      I don't use yahoo site explorer so It doesn't matter to me....
      and what you use?
      it's a bad news to me!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by simonbuzz View Post

      I don't use yahoo site explorer so It doesn't matter to me....
      If you use almost any type of automated seo software that checks backlinks, then you are running YE (Yahoo Explorer).

      Almost all of the seo software pulls data from YE,

      BTW, Yahoo anounced this about 6-7 months ago on the Yahoo dev. site.
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  • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
    Terrible news, they are making it tough and tougher on us. Is the Google Keyword Tool next?
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    • Profile picture of the author thebarksmeow
      Originally Posted by TryBPO View Post

      Terrible news, they are making it tough and tougher on us. Is the Google Keyword Tool next?
      That won't happen. The Google keyword tool was made for people wanting to buy adwords... not marketers. As far as Site Explorer shutting down... I'm just going to switch over to Majestic SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Prakert
    Well, we all knew it would happen sooner or later, it was all much discussed in a couple of past months. I've found a decent alternative - ahrefs com - this is a backlink checking service with lots of useful options, and from my own experience, it has already left Yahoo! SE behind according to the results accuracy. If not this one, there are also many other which might easily substitute Yahoo.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnyroger
    That's the worst thing that will happen, I use it regularly for checking links and find it much better than others.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    Most people have known that Yahoo site explorer was going to going away for some time.

    Time to start using some of the alternatives, eg:

    Open Site Explorer: Link Popularity & Backlink Analysis Tool
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  • Profile picture of the author kakaboo
    They didnt really shut it down, but they have stopped updating it for a long time after they merged the site explorer with Bing's webmaster tools
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  • Profile picture of the author 36burrows
    Why would they shut down the only service people use from Yahoo? Lol
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by strategic seo services View Post

      Site Explorer has never been that accurate anyway.
      It's still an awesome tool to find good backlinks, that your competition already has.

      Nothing else compares, IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
    Old news, they've been talking about this for several months.

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  • Profile picture of the author Majika
    Correct, nothing else compares - unless of course you are prepared (and can afford) to pay insane monthly fees to Majestic, and from what I can tell, despite currently holding more up to date data, it's still a lot is slower to update than SiteXplorer used to be.

    If it truly does switch off on the 15th Sept as stated on their blog, it's going to be a very dark day for many small SEO companies and a helluva lot of developers alike. A very sad day indeed.

    Ahrefs looks promising, and seems more reasonably priced, but its bound to take some time before it can provide anywhere near as much data as Yahoo. Personally I don't like having to charge my clients the earth for SEO services, but every monthy fee has to be accounted for..

    We already know that Market Samurai is transistioning to Majestic - but have they worked out a deal where they will be able to have access to all the link data for free..? - somehow I doubt it... I'll be intrigued to find out what LinkAssistant do with SEO Spyglass too.. that's two of the best desktop tools in the business - but there are many more besides - all of them rely on Yahoo for the bulk of their backlink data.
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  • Profile picture of the author ex9to5guy
    good, its not accurate anyways....at all
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    • Profile picture of the author Majika
      Originally Posted by futuremills View Post

      good, its not accurate anyways....at all
      Yeah right.. like there's ever been a more accurate alternative that displays more COMPETITORS backlinks for FREE..? :rolleyes:
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