Bing, Yahoo Discussing Future Of Yahoo Site Explorer

One more piece of news from the “Ask the Search Engines” session at SMX West on Thursday: Yahoo and Bing are in the midst of discussions to decide the future of Yahoo’s popular Site Explorer SEO tool.

Yahoo’s Arnab Bhattacharjee told conference attendees that the two companies are now going through discussions on how to transition from being competitors to the new situation where Bing will power Yahoo’s algorithmic search results, and that Site Explorer is part of those discussions.

Sasi Parthasarathy of Bing perhaps offered some reassurance when he said that users come first — what is most important to users will determine what products stay.

Parthasarathy said they hope to have an announcement soon.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Top News | Yahoo: Site Explorer

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  • http://www.factoresposicionamientoweb3.com/ Factores posicionamiento web

    We all love yahoo site explorer, please take care of it ;)

  • http://www.apexxgroup.com etreske

    Really hope they continue to offer Explorer or a comparable tool. It is a great measuring tool to see where your site stands outside of the Google shadow. Really interested in seeing how this merger will effect SEO practices.

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