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In its quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, LookSmart said MSN recently tested a new search results layout in the United Kingdom that eliminated the directory layer of listings provided by LookSmart. LookSmart said MSN plans a similar test for the United States in October.
This would be huge for most as the directory listings tend to bury the free listings on page 2 or 3.
Separately, Payne said MSN is sticking with paid-inclusion partner LookSmart, which allows website operators to pay to have more of their pages included in internet searches.
Taken from the interview and article today. [silicon.com]