Cheshire, United Kingdom, (24th November 2011), SEO Consult®, a market leading search engine optimisation agency, are conducting a review into the impact the closure of Yahoo! Open Site Explorer will have on SEO, and internet marketing in a broader sense.

The Cheshire-based agency who offer a range of search engine optimisation services, have responded to the recent closure of the tool used by some in the SEO industry for linkage data relating to the websites they are working on.  The closure of OSE marks a significant moment for search engine optimisation professionals as it now means that there is no single tool provided by the search engines that will show all the links pointing to any site on the web.  While there are many third-party tools that can be employed by SEO agencies to achieve largely the same effect, SEO Consult® are well prepared as they have developed numerous tools internally to generate similar data.

The closure has arisen because of the partnership between Bing and Yahoo!.  Open Site Explorer has now been merged into the Bing Webmaster tool set, and while Google does offer a similar service, neither provide information about sites beyond those that a publisher owns.  The technologies SEO Consult® have developed, including linkTRAX® and competitorTRAX®, ensures that the closure will not affect the quality of services they offer.

“The closure of Yahoo! Open Site Explorer marks a big step for the search engine optimisation industry because now no open linkage data is provided by the search engines.  However, it shows that our commitment to the development of internal technologies is more than justified as we are already well prepared for the closure without having to rely on any third-party tools.” said Matt Bullas, Managing Director of SEO Consult®.  “Our linkTRAX® and competitorTRAX® technologies, for example, both provide detailed and precise information that is used by our strategists to build bespoke link building campaigns for our clients.  As a result, our services are not affected and our clients can be confident that the services we provide will remain as efficient and effective as ever.”

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About SEO Consult®:
SEO Consult® is the specialist SEO division of Click Consult. Established in 2003, Click Consult is a leading provider of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) solutions, including PPC Campaigns, Web Design & Development, Content and Banner Advertising, SEO, Affiliate Marketing, Shopping Feeds, E-Mail Marketing and Online PR. With over 85 staff in Cheshire and London, the Google AdWords and Microsoft adExcellence certified company now has over 325 clients and an impressive portfolio of page one results.

Contact SEO Consult®:
Rory Truesdale
Click Consult,
Unit B1, Willow House,
Oaklands Office Park,
Hooton Road, Hooton,
Zip: CH66 7NZ

Tel: 0845 205 0292