More Server Problems With Overture's Keyword Tool

 

I have been spotting threads over the course of the week that Yahoo's Overture Keyword Selection Tool is not loading for people. I tested it myself, and yes, it is not loading for me either.

This is nothing new with the tool. Yahoo has not been eager to support this tool since they have other tools in place within their Yahoo Search Marketing console that does similar tasks. In addition, the tool is a huge scraper graveyard, which requires huge server resources - something Yahoo probably doesn't want to invest in with this tool.

Here is a historical look at some of the problems we covered with this tool over the past year:

So now it is back offline, for the time being. Do we have alternatives? Of course!

A Cre8asite Forums thread lists a bunch of alternative solutions, including:

Forum discussion at Cre8asite Forums.

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Comments:

G.Suvorov

12/06/2007 03:37 pm

For keywords research I can recommend you seodigger.com, just trace your competitors keywords and positions in SERP, they've done all the work allready :-). also overure.com and wordtracker.com can help you.

Buscamos

12/06/2007 04:48 pm

Is it just me, or does the Trellian keyword tool not work? It doesn't bring up any results!

Michelle Greer

12/07/2007 04:10 pm

I didn't think this tool was being updated anyway. Sound like a good reason to switch to something else.

Juunie

03/19/2008 09:27 pm

I always wondered if i was doing something wrong while using this tool,thanks anyway for the article.

Juunie

03/19/2008 09:39 pm

I always wondered if i was doing something wrong while using this tool,thanks anyway for the article.

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