Yahoo Explorer Retires Today

Today saddens me. Yahoo Site Explorer, one of the oldest SEO tools, is now gone.

I loved Yahoo Site Explorer (YSE) and I used it regularly.  Sure it wasn’t smart or very pretty but it always worked! Open Site Explorer from SEOMoz is much smarter but it get so much traffic I can barely use it. I can’t even count the amount of times OSE went down in the middle of running a link report. There are a few alternatives out of there but nothing seems to come close to the original.

I will truly miss Yahoo’s contribution to webmasters everywhere.