How to submit feed to Yahoo Site Explorer

After talking about How to submit sitemap to google with using google webmaster tools, do you found any special for your website? Does your traffic increase? Google bot or spider will take few week up to few month to arrive your website, if you found not much changes, the best thing you can do is get more back link to your website, possibility Google bot or spider come your website will be higher, it might come from other website who link your blog.

Now, let see how to submit feed URL to Yahoo Site Explorer, Yahoo Site Explorer is a website which a bit similar to Google webmaster tools, you can submit feed URL to Yahoo Site Explorer, and let yahoo bot or spider crawl your website.

Now, 1st you need to access: Yahoo Site Explorer http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/

Key in your URL over there and hit “Add My Site“, they will bring you to yahoo login page. You require a yahoo account over here, or use your yahoo email login ID to access.

Once access, you will see the URL you added there, you require to submit your feed URL in the yahoo site explorer. Click on the “0” below feed

Key in your feed URL in to Yahoo Site Explorer, and submit it.

After submit the feed URL to yahoo site explorer, back to the main page, and click on the yellow button (red arrow) to verify or authenticated your website,

There are 2 option, either by uploading a verification file or by adding a META tag to your website

In this case, I will choose uploading a verification file to my website.

You are provide to download a HTML file, if you unable to download the file, just open a notepad, copy the string above (f0f59bxxxxxxxxxx), paste into the notepad and save as y_key_38xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.html

After you have this .html file, upload it into your webhosting (Under Public_html) and access http://yoururl.com/y_key_38xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.html, you will see the string display on this web page.

Once finish, click “Ready to Authenticate“, and you can take a break, Yahoo take up to 24 hours to verify your website 😀

Well, I try to back the the Yahoo Site Explorer Page, search for my own domain, it shows

6 Page was index by Yahoo previously, and 168 back link at the moment. Base on above page, what I can see 3 out of 6 are link by other website, number 1 are link from 168 website, while 4, 5 are linked by iCalvyn.com before.

My 2 cent
Before I submit the feed to Yahoo, the bot and spider actually come my website from other website which link me. In conclusion, back link is very important to let Search Engine Bot or spider to visit your website. (correct me if I am wrong)

After check the summary, it show 0 page index yet, I have try to check the stat after few week, the number of pages and inlinks has increase.

Well, I also realize there are some traffic come from yahoo search engine, but not as much as from Google search engine

Coming Up Next : I will talk about how to submit sitemap to MSN.com soon 😉 stay tune

27 Responses to “How to submit feed to Yahoo Site Explorer”

  1. El February 8, 2009 at 9:28 pm #

    Hey thanks for sharing this info. I have submitted mine 🙂 now waiting for verification. Thanks for the tutorial…

  2. calvyn February 9, 2009 at 1:23 am #

    El > The verification very fast only, you can check how many web page has been index before you submit. Happy try 😉

  3. imDavidLee February 9, 2009 at 8:24 am #

    traffics is money..is this the only way to get yahoo traffics?

  4. Mitz February 9, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    my friend said after he submit, he get some traffic from yahoo after 1 month

  5. Marc February 9, 2009 at 10:24 pm #

    This post is really good! Useful information! Thanks Calvyn!

  6. panda February 10, 2009 at 12:00 am #

    erm.. i m kinda idiot, but wat is feed actually? wat should i need to fill in on the feed URL?

  7. calvyn February 10, 2009 at 8:45 am #

    panda >
    “A web feed is a file that contains frequently updated information”, just add atom.xml at the end of your blogspot URL, you will get ur feed

  8. denologis February 12, 2009 at 10:36 pm #

    good tips…. 🙂
    i’ve done it….

  9. alone February 12, 2009 at 11:37 pm #

    just know about this..

    thanks bro! 😛

  10. LegendChew February 21, 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    Cool, that’s what I need for a long time.Thx!! 🙂

  11. ZBOW April 5, 2009 at 5:08 am #

    Hey do u know how to upload the meta tag to blogger? I have been struggling to add the yahoo meta tag to my blog for sometime.

  12. calvyn April 5, 2009 at 10:27 pm #

    you require to add in the meta into your template coding, that all you need 😉
    have a nice try

  13. Diolt April 11, 2009 at 3:26 am #

    To submit your site and RSS at yahoo you must need to place a meta for validation.

  14. Vivien June 7, 2009 at 10:28 pm #

    couldn’t submit my feed. and the meta didn’t get authenticated… maybe it is just me :\

  15. calvyn June 8, 2009 at 9:33 am #

    VIvian >
    do you place at the correct location for the meta?

  16. Vivien June 8, 2009 at 11:40 am #

    yes, i place correctly, but the meta they give me is something like
    not
    so my blogger doesn’t allow me to save, but went i add the backslash, it failed authentication…

  17. Vivien June 8, 2009 at 11:42 am #

    oops i don’t know why it didn’t show above….

    the meta they gave me is
    “” not “”

  18. Vivien June 8, 2009 at 11:42 am #

    i think your comment filter out the word M-E-T-A…
    anyway, the code they gave us doesn’t have backslash at the end…

  19. Holly July 8, 2009 at 5:05 am #

    kool thanks I did it!

  20. amber August 23, 2009 at 1:52 am #

    A very nice,detailed and informative articles understandable by the lay persons also,keep it up.

  21. david September 29, 2009 at 12:32 am #

    thanks for share. But Yahoo search engage submit slowly.

  22. Webdesire February 28, 2010 at 5:27 am #

    Great tutorial, thank you very much for sharing.

  23. darwis April 14, 2010 at 2:20 am #

    thanks…for your info…

  24. anand September 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    how to add feedburner feed to yahoo site explorer

  25. jingle October 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    cool info, i tryed it and it worked, if you think yahoo is slow to submit then try DMOZ im still waiting 8month later, maybe time to forget that 1 hehe

  26. nan January 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    gratis!!. mohon dapat dikongsiin infonya dong

  27. chech August 19, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    I also have trouble verifying my site using the metas. First i got meta tag in upper case provided by Yahoo, then I switched them to lower case, yet Yahoo keeps saying verification failed even though the tags are there.

    Not sure what’s wrong on Yahoo’s side, Bing and Google work correctly.

    I’ll repost when I find a solution, don’t want to use the file method to verify.

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