The beauty of Yahoo! Site Explorer is not just in the data that it presents to you for free. There is also beauty in the ways it gives you to extract that data. At the top right of the list of URLs that Yahoo! Site Explorer presents, there is a handy Export first 1000 results to TSV option. How convenient. This is a godsend. This facility allows us to not only scan our results much quicker than paging through them 100 at a time, but it also gives us the opportunity to analyse them in Excel!
The Wayback Machine is a fantastic investigative tool if you are in the business of buying websites. Using this tool, you can take a trip back in time and discover what a particular site, or URL, used to look like at some point in the past.
Yahoo! Site Explorer is an indispensable free tool for exploring a site’s or individual URL’s inbound links. If you’re in the business of buying established websites, then you’ll definitely need a tool for checking inbound links.