Overture Keyword Tool Still Alive…

    January 30, 2007

…According to YSM. In case you missed it, there were some reports going around that Yahoo nixed the popular Overture keyword tool. Because of the perceived actions on their part, Yahoo was ripped by some bloggers, the most notable being Aaron Wall.

Now, thanks to a post from SearchEngineJournal’s Loren Baker, it appears as if the reports of the Overture keyword tool’s demise were premature. Evidently, the keyword tool has become so popular; the webpage it’s located on is prone to timing out. A quote from Loren’t post reveals more:

Unfortunately, the responsiveness of this free tool is diminished due to the sheer volume of hits it receives each day, therefore browsers may time out and error pages may appear but it doesn’t mean that this tool has been removed.

The YSM team goes on to indicate they plan on keeping the tool active until they can come up with one that outperforms the current installment.