Yahoo Site Explorer Alternatives

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Dixon, it’s sad that Yahoo! Site Explorer has kicked the bucket. But, thanks for the selection of alternatives — including Majestic’s Site Explorer. I plan to start using it.

said Greg Jarboe on November 20th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I love Majestic. It’s got much more depth than OSE & is far easier to use.. which really matters when you are talking numerous queries per day. Plus, the bugs/downtime over there have been driving me batty.

Dixon, you mention Majestic is updated daily, what’s the total percentage of the index that is effected by daily updates?

said Brent Rangen on November 21st, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Also include one of the best explorer..
Sticking to the topic yeah.. it is indeed a sad news for SEO’s ;;)

said Search Ramble on November 21st, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Used all three and yep definitely recommend. OSE is still the most user friendly IMO, great move hosting on independent domain as well.

said Keith on November 21st, 2011 at 7:33 pm

The “Fresh” index confuses people. We should call it “Current” index. It had 102 Billion URLS in it. Many of these are reseen hourly, but if a URI is not seen for 30 days consequetively, it drops out of “Fresh” but stays in “Historic”. The Fresh index updates up to three times a day on a good day and IMPORTANTLY includes old links that are still prominent enough to get crawled. Many SEOs erroneously use the historical index because the numbers are higher, but the REAL data is in the FRESH data IMHO.

That’s our bad for not making the difference clear. But just use Fresh and we can’t be beat.

said admin on November 21st, 2011 at 7:46 pm

We also miss the YSE, it was a seriously handy tool.

As you’ve highlighted though, there are some seriously fantastic alternatives especially Majestic’s Site Explorer, it’s a part of an in-house SEO tool we use and it rocks.

said Downtown eCommerce on November 23rd, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Great post Dixon! I bet many people are in panic, especially seo community after hearing about gone yahoo site explorer. Nothing is free in this world!

said Mikhail Tuknov on November 24th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Nice, less newbies SEOs will be able to follow competitors back links:D

said California Divorce Attorney Los Angeles on November 25th, 2011 at 10:36 am

Hi Dixon,

I think yo missed our Link Research Tools :-)

You know it’s a full fledged link analysis tool we created
and is aimed at highly professional users.

However based on our users suggestions we created QBL this week – Quick Back Links which is a super-fast replacement for Yahoo Site Explorer

I would love to have you take a look at our new QBL as announced here

Best, Christoph

said Christoph C. Cemper on December 10th, 2011 at 8:31 am

I so did miss it Chris! And what a fantastic tool it is as well! Sorry about that. Go and check out Link Research Tools guys. Well worth looking at.

said admin on December 12th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

It’s pretty bad news, because we are so accustomed to this service, now have to get used to alternative

said gorih on December 14th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I never thought that Yahoo Site Explorer was all that great. It left out a lot of backlink data and was mainly popular because it was pretty much the only game in town. Its closing will present a gap in the market that will get filled by better solutions.

said AKON on December 29th, 2011 at 3:34 am

I am using as well ahrefs….which is not bad. Domain-pop is quite ok too. I will give a try to Blekko OSE and systrix which I didn’t know before reading your post.

said Réparer disque dur on January 4th, 2012 at 7:26 am

Wow, I’d never heard of sistrix – too bad it is not in English as it severely limits the number of users that can enjoy it. Based on the little navigation I did, it actually looks like it could be good – seems to have a lot of awards supposedly.

Any idea if will ever offer an international version? One of their pages has a logo that looks a lot like OSE’s graphic – I wonder if they are partnered with them perhaps for a datafeed like several other tools are.

I have about 5-6 still on the to-review list such as these:

wpromote (seo-audit-tool), webseoanalytics, sitexploration, backlinktest, x4d, openlinkgraph.

So far there are about 11 tools reviewed here with more to come:

Majestic, OSE, and SpyGlass are quite good. -> great if you can use a software tool instead of needing an web based tool

Hopefully not too many missed there.

said Site Explorer on January 18th, 2012 at 6:55 am

I think Sistrix have a UK language version now or on the horizon. I see that your Majestic is only of the data that you see without registering! Registration is free and if you are going to review it, I think you really should log in :) – but I will email you through a trial and you can see what the paid version does.

said admin on January 20th, 2012 at 2:54 pm
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