During the Bot Obedience Course session at SES San Jose just a few minutes ago, Rajat at Yahoo announced a new upgrade to the Site Explorer tool they initially launched last year. The additions at Site Explorer include:
– More information about sites you own., including
— Last Crawled Date and Language for your Site URLs
— Subdomains of your site
– Feed submissions are much smoother. You can submit RSS, Atom and URL lists, and manage all of them from one place. For authenticated sites, you can also track when they were submitted and processed.
– UpdateNotification Web Service to notify us of feed or site updates, part of the suite of Site Explorer APIs you already know and love. Since these return the same data as the tool, we recommend using them for automated applications.
The tool really reminds me of Google Sitemaps, now Google Webmaster Central.
I hope to take a deeper look after the SES conference.
Update: More details just posted at the Yahoo Search Blog.