On September 15th, Yahoo! Site Explorer will be shut off as part of the Yahoo! & Microsoft Search Alliance. The deal struck between the two companies mandates that all organic searches appearing on Yahoo! will now be powered by Microsoft’s Bing platform.
The search engine’s transition would have left two separate webmaster tools for one set of results. Yahoo! & Microsoft’s tandem system could have confused those providing SEO services, hence the companies’ decision to axe Site Explorer. But does Bing Webmaster Center provide a satisfactory replacement? (more…)