homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.197.147.90
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / Microsoft / Bing Search Engine News
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: mack

Bing Search Engine News Forum

    
MSN 'Fluffed' Results?
Results on pg 5,6,7,8 & 9 all the same
TRex




msg:1539860
 11:12 pm on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

While checking rankings for a potential client today I noticed that the search results on MSN seem to be having some problems. The search ("ecommerce") brought up a reported "16" pages, but I can only seem to access up to page 5. Pages 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 are all the same. Not just the same results, but the same page. Has anyone else noticed this glitch?

 

BillyS




msg:1539861
 12:11 pm on Apr 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just looked, I'm not seeing this problem

steveb




msg:1539862
 9:36 pm on Apr 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've never seen MSN go beyond 250 results.

TRex




msg:1539863
 9:19 am on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've tried the search again on another computer and browser and am no long seeing this. I guess it was just that day and time on that computer.

afterburner




msg:1539864
 12:52 am on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Why does MSN stop at page 25? Just curious.

MikaelTC




msg:1539865
 12:19 am on Apr 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

well, who (besides marketers, webmasters and other insiders) ever really looks past the first few pages?

It could be to make the results less intimidating. Sometimes when I query something Google will report "12,533,562" or whatever insane number of results. I don't want to look through that many pages, even if I could and I give up after a page or two. But if the SE truncated the list to, say, 250 now I'm thinking "well, that's a lot, but I can probably find something good there."

Yes, I know I should reform my query if I get too many results, but how many people (really) know how to use a search engine well?

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Microsoft / Bing Search Engine News
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved