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