With the popularity of Google many people don't consider the free search traffic available from Yahoo.In this post i will show you how to generate a sitemap and submit it to Yahoo.Yahoo site explorer is very similar to Google webmaster tools. Once signed up you can see detailed information of how Yahoo see your site on the web.
You can generate the same sitemap for Yahoo as for Google, as showed in a previous post i on How to submit 2 site maps to google.To generate and submit a site map to Yahoo you will need to first create a Yahoo account and verify your the owner of your blog, both will only take a few minutes.
Submit a sitemap to Yahoo
Step 1. Go to Yahoo.Com and create an account
Step 2. Once you have your Yahoo account details log into Yahoo Site Explorer
Step 3. You now must verify your ownership of your blog, there are two options for doing this.The easiest way is to copy the meta tag supplied and place it into your template.
The meta code goes directly below the <head> tag in your template.
Step 4. In your Blogger dashboard click 'Layout' > 'Edit Html'
Your will see <head> very near the top of your template Html paste the meta code below it.
Once the meta code is in place save your template and go back to Yahoo site explorer and click “Ready to Authenticate”.
Note : Unlike the Google and Techonrati verification code you must not remove the Yahoo meta code in place.
Step 5. Your blog is now verified click 'Manage Site' in your Yahoo dashboard then click 'Feeds' in the side menu.
Step 6. You will see the option to enter a feed/sitemap for your blog, you can enter the same 2 we entered for google.
You will see a section similar to the image below :
Copy this code and paste it into the area shown with the arrow above the click add feed :
Now repeat the step with this code and click 'Add Feed' :
Remember you can get all these tips sent directly to your email and stay a step ahead.Its a quick and easy service Provided for Free by Google.Just fill in the Email form below the post.
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You have just generated a sitemap for Yahoo and it's submitted.It will take a day or so before Yahoo start crawling your sitemap but once they do you should see you blog rank higher and an increase in search traffic from Yahoo.
Do you get much Yahoo traffic to your blog ?