Msg#: 1445 posted 11:37 pm on Mar 22, 2003 (gmt 0)
I've noticed this too for one of the sites I work on, the vast majority of the traffic comes from msn after getting a good zeal listing. These results are for really competitive keywords too, in my case the zeal listing is way more beneficial in traffic terms than my two dmoz listings.
Msg#: 1445 posted 11:47 pm on Mar 22, 2003 (gmt 0)
<rfgdxm1 raises hand>
I get way more traffic from Google/Yahoo/AOL because I am #1 and #3 on the SERPs for the 2 most important keywords people searching for my site will use. However, msn.com is a very strong 480 hits for my site this month. The truth is besides Google/Yahoo/AOL and msn.com, all the rest of the search engines aren't that relevant. Hmm...2 whole hits this month from Wisenut. ;) I'm #1 on msn.com for those 2 critical keywords, and also a few lesser ones, because of my Zeal listing.
One of my sites gets more hits from MSN search than Google. Unfortunately, I can see from the search terms what an inferior search engine it is. The hits from Google are almost always on target, but from MSN I often feel embarrassed the searchers get sent my way.