Initially launched in 2005, Yahoo!’s Site Explorer is becoming Yahoo!’s base for webmaster tools, equivalent to Google’s Webmaster Console tools. Currently, there is a limited set of tools available on Site Explorer, but expect Yahoo! to continuously add to the information and tools on Site Explorer.
Once you have created a Yahoo! account and signed on to Site Explorer, you can claim your sites to manage. This requires the upload of a file or adding a meta tag to you site. The tools available currently are Dynamic URL rewriting (in beta), sitemaps for Yahoo! Small Business store owners, and add site feeds for discovery and tracking.
The Yahoo! Site Explorer appears it will be a unique offering of tools for web site owners from Yahoo!. The different directions and techniques used by Google and Yahoo! in their consoles will make innovation move more quickly in this area, which is great for site owners.