Yahoo! recently announced that their Site Explorer service is out of beta and now comes with SPAM and mobile website features for webmasters. Yahoo! Site Explorer, like its Google Webmaster Central counterpart, is a great tool for website owners to monitor their search engine listings.
Over the past 2 years of beta, the service has continued to grow providing more features such as feed submission, site authentication and more detailed website data.
To mark the full release of the service, Yahoo! Site Explorer now provides website owners mobile site submission and management. According to the post:
Enhancing our Mobile Site Submit feature, publishers can now submit mobile sites and feeds to Site Explorer, which enables them to get their mobile sites into Yahoo! oneSearch and gain access to Yahoo!’s mobile user base. Our mobile crawler will consume these feeds to help it find new pages. The feeds can be:
RSS 0.9, 1.0 and 2.0, such as CNN Top Stories
Atom 0.3 and Atom 1.0 such as, Yahoo! Search Blog
A text file with a list of URLs, each URL at the start of a new line
A single webpage
As linking is a critical component of any search engine optimization strategy, another new feature allows you to report inbound links to your website that you feel are irrelevant or that could have a negative impact on your ranking. The new Report SPAM facility allows you to fill out a spam report and reduce the potential impact of such back links.
For the DIY website owner or online marketer, Yahoo! Site Explorer is a great tool and is worth exploring. Set up your Site Explorer account here.