Yahoo! is testing out redirecting some of those who conduct a link command or site command search at search.yahoo.com to the Yahoo! Site Explorer tool. Barry Schwartz reports,
I use Yahoo! pretty much exclusively for checking link info. i've always found search.yahoo.com to deliver more accurate data than Site Explorer.
today, an interesting thing happened. i went to search.yahoo.com to run some queries, and site:, link:, and linkdomain: operators all re-directed me to Site Explorer. here was the message:
"Your "linkdomain:" query has been redirected to Site Explorer. You can continue to use normal web search for other queries."
This and just now received confirmation from Yahoo that they are testing out this solution with a "percentage of users" conducting these searches. Yahoo has always wanted to move these special searches off the main search.yahoo.com page and onto the Site Explorer front.
On Yahoo! news, it was announced that, "we rolled out an index update last night. As usual, you may see some changes in ranking as well as some shuffling of the pages that are included in the index."