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Though I'm ranked very well for a simple two-word-quiery like "mycity widgets"...top ten, when I insert a third word, e.g. "mycity cheap widgets", then the SERPs become quite irrelevant.
MSN seems to weigh "cheap", just like the other two words, and I can see anycity-widgets-sites all over, apart from a few really relevant sites.
However I wouldn't care if they will launch it asap..:)
Speaking of search boxes, does anyone else find the character width (20 characters) of the search textfield on search.msn.com annoyingly short?
I guess it's set up for PDAs or something, but I always hit the search button with an empty textfield to get to the 45 character width SERP textfield.
or change my MSN search bookmark to: search.msn.com/results.aspx?q=&FORM=QBHP
I am happy cause MSN finally puts me 1st and 2nd on my two main keywords. G and Y have me first on both though.
Havent had time to look at the msn serps though, so I wont comment.
The new MSN.com is a bit better, mostly because it is less crammed. Still, it looks too much like a spam page. Yahoo is doing a much cleaner job. The column on the left on msn is just wrong, screams spam right away. An the empty white spot at the bottom of the page is useless.
Cant believe that with the amount of $ they have, they cant make a nice clean home page. Still smelss affiliate links all over the place.
Second thing, here in Canada, I get the folwing url when searching : beta.search.sympatico.msn.ca Is it cause they havent switched the servers yet or is it still beta?
Microsoft has declared war on Google, Yahoo and other search engines with MSN Search, which is being officially launched tonight at midnight, Feb. 1.
After a development period of just 21 months, MSN Search — in Canada at search.sympatico.msn.ca — Microsoft took the final wraps off its newest product, which it promises will offer a "more personalized search experience."
Thinks ... perhaps they have outsourced their site to somewhere in Asia :)
I know I am having difficulty remembering that year, but I think that is just a little ahead.
As with most press releases, probably has a flag not to show if date >Feb 1 2005.
My countrymen are damn fools.
They at least should have waited for no follow to have effected their results since they are the center of the blog comment universe.
<and for those who only judge things based on their own results, I'm getting 20% more from msn now than previously>