Up Close With Yahoo’s New Delete URL Feature

Since Yahoo rolled out a new Delete URL feature this week, a number of questions have come up on how exactly it works. I had time yesterday with some of the Yahoo Site Explorer team to gather answers. Thanks to Priyank Garg and Amit Kumar, who along with Tim Mayer, went through the inner workings. It's probably most important to understand the difference between how pages have traditionally been kept out of Yahoo versus what Delete URL does. Traditionally, Yahoo is told not to spider pages at all using either a robots.txt file or a meta robots tag that uses the "noindex" setting. [...]

Yahoo Adds Link Badge In Site Explorer

Kevin Gibbons spotted the "badge" link on Site Explorer that takes you to this page enabling anyone to place code on their site to show of the number of links they have to a specific page or to their site. As I commented earlier, badges that show off the number of links to a site from Yahoo, just doesn't sit right with me - I am not exactly sure why. In any event, if webmasters place the badge on their site, it does get the word out to others about Yahoo Site Explorer, which is a good thing. Here is the badge in action for Search Engine Land, plus if it ever stops working, I have a screen c [...]

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