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MSN! The forgotten search engine?
MSN sending more hits to my site now than Yahoo and Google!

 11:22 pm on Mar 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Just got listed in Zeal, and now MSN search is beating out Google and Yahoo for referrers to my site!

Is this the forgotten about search engine or what!

Never knew getting listed in zeal would be such a gem! :)

Been spending so many endless hours SEO'ing for Google and what not, when I wish I would have found out about Zeal along time ago!

Anyone else have similar experience?



 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.

SEO practioner

 11:38 pm on Mar 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi PF Online

How much do they charge? Glad for you if it works... how long have you been on it?

I would love to hear of any other experiences of people that have tried it



 11:44 pm on Mar 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

robjones: great!

SEO_Practicioner: Free for non-commercial sites!


 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.


 11:49 pm on Mar 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

>How much do they charge?

Free, but it has to be non-commercial content. However, a non-commercial page about the safe use of widgets on a site that sells widgets is OK.


 10:56 am on Mar 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

I get more referers from Google and Yahoo, but I do pretty nicely on MSN too. Partly it's because I've got that Zeal listing - it's really helped me on MSN!


 11:37 am on Mar 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

my clients all get most of their traffic from google, aol and yahoo! They are mostly business sites though, so i dont know if that makes any difference?


 4:06 pm on Mar 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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.

-- Rich

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