Yahoo Site Explorer Adds Features: Delete URL From Index

The Yahoo Search Blog just announced that Yahoo Site Explorer has new features. Yes, one of those features is the Yahoo Site Explorer Badge, which we reported this morning. But there are more features. You can now delete URLs from the index with a click of a button.

If you authenticated your site with Yahoo Site Explorer, there will be a delete button when you “explore” a URL. Other features include authentication via META tags and more detailed authentication errors. Pretty cool that you can easily remove URLs from Yahoo’s Search index, here is a screen capture:

Yahoo Site Explorer Delete URL

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  • http://www.andyredfern.co.uk Andy Redfern

    They really do seem to be moving at great speed on this Yahoo. Granted its taken a while but they does seem to be more emphasis in recent weeks.

    Hopefully they will roll out a mobile version/add-on of explorer pretty soon.

  • http://www.searchengineoptimisationworks.com.au/ KP

    About time…and a good step forward…a bit of a BGO (Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious) though…once verified, who better to conduct Yahoo “housekeeping” for them than the site owner/webmaster…lets hope it works better than the Google toy at http://services.google.com:8882/urlconsole/controller …Google just seems to want to hang on to redundant/dead pages forever…

  • http://www.seopittfall.com pittfall

    Authenticating a website via META tags is a very useful and a welcome addition to SiteExplorer. But, I do see a cause for alarm with the Delete URLs option. Time will tell, I guess.

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