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Monday, February 14, 2011

Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance – Use Yahoo Site Explorer to link your blog

According to the new SERP ranking system, links that are pointing towards your blog are having much value. Google has a SERP score for every page on every website for every search phrase. Page Rank plays a vital role on how Google places a website when a specific keyword is searched. The higher the rank, the better chances that the site will be found. Now when we think about linking, then linking from “Yahoo” have huge importance.It is important that webmasters continue to use Site Explorer to inform Yahoo! about their website and its structure. This will help ensure that you continue to get high quality traffic from searches originating on Yahoo! and our partner sites, even from markets that are not transitioned to Bing systems.

“Yahoo Site Explorer” help to get the maximum from “Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance”. All actions like Site and Webpage Submissions, Feed Submissions , Delete URLs, Undo Delete URLs, Add Dynamic URLs, Undo Dynamic URLs on Site Explorer that you perform which help to improve the quality of search results will be shared with Bing (Microsoft).

How to Link your blog using Yahoo

For linking your blog and blog pages in Yahoo, you had to use Yahoo Site Explorer. Site Explorer allows you to explore all the web pages indexed by Yahoo! Search. View the most popular pages from any site, dive into a comprehensive site map, and find pages that link to that site or any page. Submitting a URL requires signing in with a Yahoo! ID.

Step A:

Go to http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com and login with your “Yahoo ID”, Click on “My Sites”, and type your blog URL and click on Add MySite

YAHOO SITE EXPLORER

Step B:

After finishing adding, you had to authenticate and add feed of your blog.

ADD URL TO YAHOO

How to authenticate your blog:

To authenticate your site ownership, you can either add a META tag to your home page, or upload a verification file to your site. For bloggers, it is better to verify using “ Add a Meta Tag to your home page”. The META tag must be within and near the beginning of the first <HEAD> section of the page, and before the first <BODY> section.

For Bloggers, login to your DashBoard, Design, Edit HTML, (Before editing your template, you may want to save a copy of it. Download Full Template and save it in your computer. This will help you to get your blog back, if you make any mistakes while editing). Inside the “Edit HTML” section, you can find <head>, under the sixth or seventh line of the HTML. Copy and Paste the MetaTag given in the “Yahoo Site Explorer” authenticating page, under <head>. Then Save.Now go back to Yahoo Site Explorer and click on “Ready to Authenticate”.

How to Add Feed?

On the left sidebar, under My Sites, you can view, “Feeds”, Click on it will take you to a form as shown in the picture given below. For bloggers, type, feeds/posts/default ,inside the empty box after the URL of your blog. Then click “Add Feed”. Your feed will get approval after few minutes.

YAHOO SUBMISSION

After authenticating the blog and adding the feed, you can logout and check again after few minutes. If you have any trouble, feel free to ask me.

 

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  • 3 comments:

    bestre said...

    hi!

    i already followed the instructions but my blogs cant be authenticated.

    what else can i do? thanks for the info!

    P. Reetha said...

    Usually, it takes some time according to the requests going to yahoo server. can u please check the position of the Meta Tag you have entered in the HTML of ur blog.
    If not authenticated yet, pls give us the URL of the blog u are trying to get authenticated by Yahoo.. Thank u

    ASWANI said...

    Hello Reetha, I have done the same a long back but I never get any traffic from yahoo...very rarely :((
    Anyways, thanks for the info. very useful.

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