Winooski - 8:50 pm on Sep 27, 2005 (gmt 0)
Still not working, but Medium Blue [mediumblue.com] reported the following today in their newsletter: (I'd do the full URL for the newsletter, but they have it cleverly tagged with a UID...)
Yahoo Follows Google in Offering a URL Submission Program
Yahoo has released a program very similar to Google Sitemaps. It gives website owners the ability to send Yahoo a list of all of their pages that they want the engine to spider and include in the index. This helps Yahoo conserve resources when maintaining and building its index since it alerts the engine to the locations of web pages. It also makes the spiders' jobs easier by telling them exactly where to go, rather than relying on them to find and index everything. This program will be very beneficial for large websites that have had trouble in the past with getting all of their pages indexed.
I got in touch with Medium Blue, and they confirmed that they're writing about siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com [siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com] . If the news turns out to be accurate, that's great news. (And if MSN Search can do the same, then we'll only have one free XML feed map to worry about for the major SEs...)