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Various search results constantly jumping around for me.
Some good, some not but at least there is movement.
[Sure looks like they do NOT like search words repeated in title tag. Penalty for "too much" KW optimization.]
Anyone figured out algo for MSN yet?
Or are y'all just having too much fun figurin' it out to keep up this discussion?
Well eventually you hear everything around here.
Having crappy results is not an advantage. I can see the commercials now "Microsoft search: our results are all different, we rank the worst sites first."
There is no benefit at all in "different". The only benefit is in "good".
Microsoft's alpha is a horrible not because the results are different; it's because they blow chunks.
I think MSN results are going to be great in a year or so. Better than Inktomiís to be sure.
Our major market is in the USA but we are hosted in Canada. Our listings was crap, as we were placed below all the sites hosted in the USA.
We are now listed much higher up in the beta listings, so it appear that MSN has turned geographic profiling off.
Sites should be ranked by the market they serve, not where they are hosted, and it appears that MSN has
gotten the message.
How about if MSN use similar algo to rank sites like Google before Florida? Would it be good or bad? Isn't that G algo in the past that makes G so big today?
I would like to ask for more opinions.
<I've found a couple searches that give an excessive number of results from the same domain.>
Ditto. Too many times.
Me too, I'm still seeing sometimes literally all 15 page one returns be from the same domain, often 4 or 5 from same domain. How hard can it be to insert a 1 return per domain type filter? This lack suggests it's still very alpha, that doesn't seem like rocket science, if it is that hard for MS Search to figure out how to return only one domain per search page, maybe google doesn't have very much to worry about...
Do I like the results except for this? Yes, I like seeing one of my sites up there with 7 out of 15 top, it's funny, even if it won't last, it's still nice. Might just reflect a small slice of the web being searched, the optimized part, the heavily linked part?