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MSN to eliminate Looksmart listings? LookSmart said MSN plans a similar test for the United States in October roscoepico msg:17834 9:46 pm on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)
In its quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, LookSmart said MSN recently tested a new search results layout in the United Kingdom that eliminated the directory layer of listings provided by LookSmart. LookSmart said MSN plans a similar test for the United States in October.
This would be huge for most as the directory listings tend to bury the free listings on page 2 or 3.
ScottM msg:17835 9:59 pm on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)
If this happens, I'll be buying rounds of drinks at the next PubCon:>) Imaster msg:17836 10:24 pm on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)
Already discussed: [ ...] webmasterworld.com flea_au msg:17837 12:05 pm on Aug 22, 2003 (gmt 0)
Separately, Payne said MSN is sticking with paid-inclusion partner LookSmart, which allows website operators to pay to have more of their pages included in internet searches. Taken from the interview and article today. [ silicon.com]
trillianjedi msg:17838 12:18 pm on Aug 22, 2003 (gmt 0)
Has anyone noticed if the MSN crawler is using LookSmart directory listings as a feed to crawl through?