Site Explorer Matures a Bit More and Accepts Mobile Feeds
- Posted April 10th, 2007 at 7:55 am by Yahoo! Search
- Categories: Site Explorer
It’s been nearly two years since we first made Site Explorer available . How time flies! Since its inception, we’ve added a number of new features to Site Explorer, including Feed Submission, Site Authentication and more data for webmasters. And today, we’ve got a few more additions to share with our users.
Site Explorer offers Mobile Submit
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
Site Explorer is out of Beta
A while back we added the Delete URL feature to provide more direct control to webmasters. This was a critical stage for Site Explorer and after having successfully crossed that milestone, today we’re taking it out of beta. Over the last few months, webmasters have tried out the various features and provided their feedback, which we’re addressing in this release:
- Input URLs for Delete — You now have more flexibility. You can modify the URL or path you want to delete on the confirmation page.
- Delete more than five invalid URLs — Your limit has increased from five. Remember, as before, each delete can rid a whole path of URLs.
We’ve heard from a number of webmasters who are looking for ways to address spam, so we’re trying out a new feature. Now when exploring your authenticated site, if you find a suspicious inlink, such as an off-topic link or a suspected linkfarm, just click on the ‘Report Spam‘ button and submit a spam report.
We hope you find these updates useful. And as always, keep the feedback coming!
Yahoo! Site Explorer and Mobile Search teams
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