Yahoo is fading out day by day, it is losing its charm to Google. They are planning to shut down most of their popular products including del.icio.us, pulse, Mybloglog, Yahoo Buzz etc., but there are some cool tools of yahoo which has got huge popular among the internet users. Here I mentioned some best yahoo tools which will be very useful for bloggers and webmasters to improve their online business.
The most popular and widely used photo sharing website by millions of people all over the world. It is an excellent platform for photographers, artist to showcase their talent to the world. It allows you to create your own niche community to engage and market your business online.
2. Yahoo search
Few years back before Google existed , yahoo search rules the internet world but now it faded out because of its competitors Bing and Google. But still it is one of the major source of traffic for many blogs, it stands 3rd position in driving organic traffic to a blog. People still use Yahoo because it provides regional news, weather etc., on its homepage so that makes easier for users to search related to those stories in yahoo search.
Yahoo! Answers is one of the oldest Q&A site on internet, this service allows registered users to ask question and answer the doubts posted by other registered users. You can able to share your blog links in answer part so it has high SEO value and able to get targeted traffic to your website.
Del.icio.us is a tastier social bookmarking site that allows users to bookmark and share their favorite web links or webpage online. It is one the favorite social bookmarking site for blogger that has immense potential to drive huge quality traffic boom for a blog.
Though there are many sites to check backlink count of a webpage, Yahoo site explorer is still one the best in the business. It scans and displays how many in links and indexed pages your blog has. It is one of the most trusted tools by webmasters for exploring backlinks data of a webpage.
This one is very similar to Google webmaster tools which allow you to submit or add your blog sitemap, feed etc., to get better rankings in yahoo search engine.
7. Smush It
A wonderful tool to optimize and compress an image. It is available as web tools and also as wordpress plugins, if you are a wordpress users then this plugin should be in your “must have word press plugin” list, if you use other CMS platforms you can use the online tools to compress and remove unnecessary bytes from image file.
8. Y – Slow
This is one of the best tool suggested by Google to check webpage loading speed and optimize it effectively according to the needs, install this tiny addon in your browser (firefox, opera, chrome) and now its going to be easy for you to check loading speed of any websites in a single click while you surf.
Then there are many other services like Yahoo meme, which seems to be getting washed away with the sands of time. Anyways, I would love to know what all Yahoo service do you use and apart from Yahoo mail, which service has potential to live in future?
This is a guest post by Ron Davis. He is a freelance blogger and a passionate social media marketer, who is currently working on rockablepressdiscoutcode.
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