Jun 30, 2008 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

It has been a long time coming and especially with all the problems creeping up in Overture Keyword Suggestion Tool, the shut down for this tool was long overdue. According to Webmaster World, Yahoo! has finally pulled the plug on Overture Keyword Suggestion Tool.

If your try to visit inventory.overture.com, you'll be redirected to http://sem.smallbusiness.yahoo.com/searchenginemarketing/. This redirection is slated permanent as per URI Valet tool. When I keyed in inventory.overture.com, it showed a message like this,

"Server Headers Details”

REQUESTING: http://inventory.overture.com
HEAD / HTTP/1.1
Connection: Keep-Alive
HOST: inventory.overture.com
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0b; Windows NT 6.0)
Accept: */*

SERVER RESPONSE: 301 Moved Permanently
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 06:49:02 GMT
Location: http://searchmarketing.yahoo.com/overture.php
Cache-Control: private
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8

Well, it doesn't really surprise me that Overture has been culled, as you can see it from the posts that I had written about overture from the timeline given below:

January 24th 2007
An Ode To Yahoo! Inventory Tool

January 30th 2007
Overture Keyword Suggestion Tool Defunct?

February 5th 2007
Overture Tool Back Up Again?

September 18th 2007
Overture Keyword Suggestion Tool Dead?

September 25th 2007
Overture Keyword Suggestion Tool Is Back to Life!

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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