homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
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.com vs Windows live.
Live seems to default to the local MSN seach.

10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3073445 posted 12:50 pm on Sep 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

In my case (in Spain) I notice that the basic Windows live search is bringing up the same results as MSN.co.uk.

Do others see this? is this the way Windows live is supposed to default?

Seems wrong to me.



WebmasterWorld Senior Member receptional us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3073445 posted 2:12 pm on Sep 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Interesting. Is English you first language or Spanish? See what happens if you use a colloegue's computer, who has set his language options to Spanish? It is quite possible that MSN thinks you are english even though you are in Spain.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3073445 posted 2:27 pm on Sep 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am at home, so don't have the luxury of collegues.

Windows location set as Spain.
Language set as English (US).

In fact I would expect that the results when choosing "the web" and without any customization of the user interface should be the same as MSN.com.

In other words, Spanish/English is not the issue.

The issue is that windows live gives me results from msn.co.uk without me specifiying that I want results from there.

I seem to recall this happening when MSN.com rolled out its beta three years ago.

MSNdude? can you shed any light?


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3073445 posted 9:29 pm on Sep 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

In live.com (main page), if you select "options" you can tell it your language and location. Even if you are in Spain, if you have set that to English (UK) we'll assume that's what you want. If you don't set it, it will guess, using things like Windows settings and Toolbar settings (if any).

Hope that helps.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3073445 posted 10:09 am on Sep 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks MSNdude for the clarification.

FWIW, I think that MSN.com should be the default with the -option- of people choosing the more restrictive local versions if they prefer.

I personally don't like the local db versions of any of the search engines, I simply believe them to be inferior for the majority of searches.


Msg#: 3073445 posted 11:35 pm on Sep 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

The following 4 messages were cut out to new thread by receptional. New thread at: msn_microsoft_search/3079958.htm [webmasterworld.com]
12:10 pm on Sep. 12, 2006 (GMT 0)

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