Official: Yahoo Site Explorer to Be Discontinued

Yahoo Site Explorer Shutting Down

Yahoo Site Explorer Shutting Down

Well, this post will be short and sweet – I’m not sure if you’ve heard but Yahoo! Site Explorer will officially be sent to the dumpster later this year. The exact date has yet to be determined, however, the APIs are set to expire on September 15th. Due to the Bing and Yahoo merger this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Also not a surprise, Yahoo! is recommending webmasters get signed up with Bing Webmaster Tools as Yahoo! Site Explorer winds down.

What are your thoughts about “no more Yahoo Site Explorer”? Personally, I have a hard time believing Bing Webmaster Tools will be able to provide as much insight into competitor link data which will be a big loss. Obviously there are other tools out there to accomplish this but this was by far one of the better free resources.

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