Yahoo Sidebar Link Badge Widget For WordPress

February 7th, 2007

Download SiteExplorer WordPress Widget Here

or you can see the widget in action HERE.

We’ve noticed lots of people are looking for the ‘Yahoo Sidebar’

Unfortunately, Yahoo doesn’t offer a windows sidebar just yet.

What you are probably thinking of is the ‘Google Desktop Bar’ – which adds a load of additional features to windows xp in a neat sidebar that makes XP look very much like Vista.

That sidebar comes as a package – which you can download below.


If you are interested in SEO, you’ll know that Google is pretty useless when it comes to showing sites linking to your own using the link: search engine modifier.

Traditionally, the best way to get an estimate of just how many sites are linking to you has been to search either Alexa, MSN or Yahoo using the site: search modifier. Most of us that are seriously in to search engine optimisation have a favourite though.

I prefer using Yahoo, as they seem to update regularly, and their SiteXplorer tool gives a much better idea of the true number of sites linking to your own.

Recently, Yahoo has released the SiteExplorer Badge, which is a great little box you can add to your site to let everyone know just how popular you are 🙂 It’s a great tool, and I’m sure it will take off rapidly.

I’ve added one of these widgets to my index page and also dutifully converted the SiteExplorer Link Badge to a wordpress widget – so it’s super easy for you to add it to your site.

You can see the widget in action here.

A couple of “gotcha’s” –

  • When you first install the link badge, don’t be suprised if it shows a blank where the numbers should be. I suspect that yahoo comes around for a quick look at your page before it activates the functionality.
  • If this happens, wait about an hour and the prob should be fixed.

You can Download My Free Yahoo SiteExplorer WordPress Widget here – just unzip it, and put the resulting file in your wordpress/plugins/widgets/ folder, and then activate it – Bob’s your uncle 🙂



Other Key Phrases: Yahoo Site Explorer Badge for WordPress Widget, Yahoo Sidebar


Entry Filed under: 2. SEO,Wordpress Plugins

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Simply copy and paste the code below into your web site (Ctrl+C to copy)
It will look like this: Yahoo Sidebar Link Badge Widget For WordPress

20 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Weblog Tools Collection &&hellip  |  February 7th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    A fantastic plugin – 5 stars – everyone knows yahoo is the only real way of getting a ‘true’ measure of your site importance.

    Easy to install, comes highly recommended.

  • 2. Andrea&hellip  |  February 9th, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    Liked it! Thanks Duck!

  • 3. Fantastiblog » Word&hellip  |  February 27th, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    Easy to install and accurate.


  • 4. WP Plugins March 25, 2007&hellip  |  April 9th, 2007 at 5:44 am

    […] Yahoo Sidebar Link Badge Widget For WordPress displays the SiteExplorer Badge on your blog. […]

  • 5. Rudy  |  June 18th, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    Thank’s … everithing’s good and it works…

  • 6. : Blog A&hellip  |  September 7th, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    […] It’s so inspiring that it led me to setup a great sidebar widget for my SEO blog. The Yahoo Sidebar Link Badge Widget For WordPress allows me to determine how many off-page links are pointing to this site. Another point of his […]

  • 7. jblu  |  October 15th, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    Great widget. I will definitely use it in the future. Thanks!

  • 8. Converse  |  December 17th, 2007 at 4:44 am

    thanks for this great tool!

  • 9. Andrew  |  January 31st, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Good stuff!!
    A really easy to install and get running widget for your site – well done.

  • 10. company optimization seo  |  June 22nd, 2008 at 5:41 am

    One method is to engage in search engine marketing, along the lines of a Pay-Per-Click campaign, such as AdWords or Adsense. This form of advertising is helpful for smaller businesses with tighter advertising budgets, as there is a limit on the cost per click for each campaign.

  • 11. fxurl  |  August 2nd, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Can’t ” Download SiteExplorer WordPress Widget Here ” ==>>
    Error 404 – File not Found.
    🙁 🙁

  • 12. Link Building  |  August 31st, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    cant find it. could you please upload?

  • 13. miftah  |  February 16th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    the file doesn’t exist

  • 14. AAID  |  March 10th, 2009 at 4:03 am

    I am really after a pair of these, but does anyone notice the prices creeping up? Why is this?

  • 15. Garage Equipment  |  May 10th, 2009 at 5:04 am

    Cant download at that location, do you have another link?

  • 16. xpert  |  July 3rd, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Cant download at that location, do you have another link?


  • 17. Angela  |  July 21st, 2009 at 7:28 am

    That was great, now where is the bookmark button…

  • 18. firman  |  August 14th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Error 404 – File not Found

    Sorry, but the page you were looking for could not be found.

    I cannot download your widget

  • 19. Rainbow Skill  |  January 16th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Thanks for the tool its easy to install.

  • 20. Ata  |  July 17th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Just installed it and seems quite impressive. I was surprised when i checked my backlinks had increase compared to before. The reason was i was typing in www. instead of http://www. This made a huge difference as it showed an extra 7000 backlinks. Great widget! Thanks.

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