Webmasters Call Yahoo's "Search Pad" A Big Scraper Tool

Feb 5, 2009 • 8:33 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine & Yahoo SEO
 

Yesterday, Yahoo released a new tool to help you take notes while you conduct research with Yahoo Search. The tool is named Yahoo Search Pad and you can learn exactly how it works with this quick video:

There is discussion around this tool at WebmasterWorld. The discussion is not all that positive. Most consider this tool to be an elegant scraping tool, stealing webmaster content, with ease. Some want to know how to block it from working.

Awful news for webmasters who create original content.

Any body found how to specifically block "Search Pad" yet.

Let's see if this tool sticks or if Yahoo ditches it, like they have done to many of their products.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Jaan Kanellis

02/05/2009 07:05 pm

I think the line is very thick between a tool that helps scrap content and one that helps you research the web.

No Name

02/06/2009 06:26 pm

There's always two sides to a coin. But I think the benefit outweighs the cons. Its a really simple tool to put bookmark and add notes to your searches. If your really into stealing content, whether this tool is there or not, its not going to stop you.

Darren Tan

02/06/2009 07:57 pm

Just have to try it out before judging it.. Thanks for sharing this great news.

Keith Norton

02/07/2009 01:59 am

I wish I had this feature available to help the people who visit my website!!

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