Now it’s official:
The top three search engines now support the sitemaps format Great going, Vanessa and the sitemaps team!! You’ve done great work since Summer 2005, it’s come a long way. A new standard after a bit more than a year, congratulations!
Google: Search engines united (archive.org)
MSN/Live: Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! Unite to Support Sitemaps (archive.org)
Yahoo!: Yahoo, Google and Microsoft join forces (really !!) behind Sitemaps (archive.org)
Yahoo now also offers some more information in their SiteExplorer software about owned websites as Google already does.
Playing a bit with the Yahoo! SiteExplorer showed a new nice button: MySites (archive.org)
Hmmm… sounds interesting, doesn’t it? So I just added one of my websites and what happened now? Verification file (ever heard that from Google, eh?!) - ok, installed. Now the verification process is pending, I’m waiting for the next steps and the information that might be available.