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Am I penalized by MSN
index in Google and Yahoo but not in MSN

 11:50 am on Mar 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi, I have a website where most articles were indexed and can be found on 1st page of search result of Yahoo and Google but not in MSN.

Is there something I need to do or something I should not be doing?



 10:39 pm on Mar 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Have you tried using microsoft's webmaster tools?


 11:22 am on Mar 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

yes - as nickreynolds suggests i would start by signing up for Webmaster Center - Live Search [webmaster.live.com].

to verify your site you will get some xml code which you put in a file named LiveSearchSiteAuth.xml and upload to the root directory of your site.


 2:41 pm on Mar 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Let us know how you make out with the help you'll find over there at Live.


 2:23 pm on Mar 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

I am starting to think almost everyone is getting yoinked in Live and Yahoo. No wonder Google smokes them all. For quite a while Live and Yahoo have been giving unrefined results, peppered with prefernce to keys in url and 5 repeats in titles. Authority sites lost in the shuffle, almost useless.
For example a search for a popular phrase on either of those engines will show 12 - 17 pages of fluff before the authority, and most relevant sites appear. Concentrate on Google and ASK, Live and Yahoo are going to continue to dwindle in popularity. Ask too if they dont stop framing pages.


 6:02 pm on Apr 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

Is there something I need to do or something I should not be doing?

Yes, you should save your pages with the keywords you want to be found under, i.e. if you want to rank your articles for "guide to the best blue widgets", you should save it as "guide-to-the-best-blue-widgets.html"

I just checked this with two of my websites: Website 1 is very popular with gazillion backlins and ranks high for many things, while Website 2 is relatively new and don't have nearly as many links to it as the first one.

Using the blue widget example above, I have a page on Website 1 which I have saved without any keywords, simply article number - it ranks nowhere in the first 50. I have similarly themed page on Website 2 which is saved as "guide-to-the-best-blue-widgets.html" with zero links to it, but it ranks #3 for "guide to the best blue widgets".

MSN Search is generally pretty stupid, so you have to help it get the idea :)

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