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MSN geo-targeting in SERPS

what happened, have they ditched it?

     
10:47 am on Feb 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've just noticed that UK sites now appear in MSN.com SERPS. When did this happen and why?

UK sites disappeared from MSN.com a long time ago, and I've been using MSN.co.uk exclusively to check listings since then.

Apart from anything else, this means one more place to monitor and report on :-(

5:09 pm on Feb 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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No-one else noticed this?
7:39 pm on Feb 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Still completely different here.
7:49 pm on Feb 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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No change here - results still defferent.

Anyway why would you be upset about having your site apear in another set of results!? I would would love it if mine apeared in the UK results...and the rest intead of just the .com

9:25 am on Feb 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've noticed that they've turned off the geo-targetted auto-redirect at times. Maybe they are just testing different strategies out?
9:40 am on Feb 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have noticed big changes for those of my sites that are published in English but hosted in Sweden. I don't think they ditched it though, but turned the importance down somewhat.

It's still really hard to get a good position on .com for sites hosted elsewhere, somewhat easier on co.uk

11:41 am on Feb 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I know the SERPS are different and I'm not complaining about the extra traffic, but I'm annoyed that this has happened without warning. Does anyone know when this happened? Did it happen after MSN's new search was rolled out from beta?
12:54 pm on Feb 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I first noticed on February 14

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But it might have happened earlier.

2:02 pm on Feb 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Try this one started on Jan 20th.

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