Yahoo! Updates Site Explorer Capability to Allow for Mobile Site Submission, Report Spammy Sites

Apr 16, 2007 • 12:20 pm | comments (0) by twitter | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine & Yahoo SEO
 

The Yahoo! Search Blog has announced that Yahoo! Site Explorer is out of beta. Yahoo has also announced that Site Explorer has added functionality for users to submit sitemaps for their mobile device-friendly websites through the control panel. WebmasterWorld has discussion on the mobile-friendly submission and a WebmasterWorld member also notes that authenticated users are also able to report suspicious spam sites sites through the tool as well. I have included screenshots of both new features.

In Yahoo! Site Explorer, when you view your submitted sites, you can click on Manage to add feeds for mobile browsers:

Yahoo! Site Explorer Adds Mobile Site Submission Support

When you view your site's Inlinks and hover over a specific link, you will see the "Report Spam" button as such:

Use Yahoo Site Explorer to Report Spammy Inlinks

The spam report feature is being received well, but some question whether this could hurt site rankings if too biased:

The report spam does sound interesting and it was mentioned before who is to say what is not related content?

Webmasters could easily harm their rankings by reporting sites that they do not see as being quality sites or relevant links, however, Yahoo could see that site much differently. Subsequently rankings could suffer as a result.

I sure hope there is a human element to review the spam reports in the backend.

Discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.

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