June 18, 2018 Update: Yahoo! Site Explorer referenced in this article has long since been absorbed into Bing Webmaster tools. Check out the article from Blake Akers on Webology, History of the Internet, where Blake explains why Yahoo! Site Explorer was an important research tool, and also provides links to current SEO tools and resources available today.
Using Yahoo! Site Explorer to find and use the backlinks your competitors are using to get on page 1 of Google search results
The problem: You’re on page 10 of Google search results for your city & keyword combination.
Solution: You need more links pointing to your website from other sites around the web. They’re called backlinks.
How to get there: Using
Yahoo!’s free Site Explorer (deprecated) [See alternatives to Yahoo! Site Explorer HERE »] utility you can find out the most valuable backlinks your competitors are using and then get many of them for your own site. By applying some elbow grease you can still turn this old SEO tactic into a page 1 Google ranking.