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

Feb 5, 2009 • 8:33 am | comments (4) by | 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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