Submit site feeds to Yahoo! Search

Yahoo! Search allows any user to submit a list of pages for submission in Yahoo!’s search index. You may submit site feeds to Yahoo! formatted as RSS 0.9, 1.0, or 2.0, Atom 0.3, or a text file with one URL per line.

You can automate the process if you would like with just a few simple steps.

  • Start with the base URL of http://submit.search.yahoo.com/free/request?pass=1&class=1. Parameters pass and class are required.
  • Add a url parameter, setting the value to the URL-encoded location of your feed. Example: http%3A%2F%2Fexample.com%2Ffeed.xml
  • Submit via HTTP post.

Sending a ping to blo.gs might eventually accomplish the same thing but until then you can be sure your content is available in Yahoo! Search results as soon as possible by sending a ping with each content change.

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  1. Stephen Mc Gloin on wrote:

    Hi, When i try to submit my feeds automatically as you have explained, i get redirected to the Yahoo Login page saying that you must be logged in. Can you pass your login details along with the API call above to do both? I can see an info on this on the yahoo site.

  2. Niall Kennedy on wrote:

    Stephen,
    You need to use your Yahoo ID, which is stored in a cookie. I send the URL through WebKit/Safari on the Mac, which has the cookie stored.