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:
- Overture Keyword Suggestion Tool Offline? on January 29, 2007
- Overture Keyword Selection Tool Back Online on February 2, 2007
- New Free Yahoo! Keyword Tool Coming; Overture Keyword Tool Suffering; & Other Tools on January 31, 2007
- Yahoo! Removes UK Overture Keyword Suggestion Tool on May 2, 2007
- Yahoo To Stop Updating Overture Keyword Suggestion Tool on May 8, 2007
- Is Yahoo Working on New Keyword Tool with Search Volume Data? on May 10, 2007
- Overture Keyword Suggestion Tool Seems Dead on September 17, 2007
- Overture Keyword Suggestion Tool has Returned on September 24, 2007
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.