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5:45 pm on Feb 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone heard when MSN is going to make the release of their own search technology? I know that everything is in Beta testing.

I am wondering if anyone has heard when it will be live.

8:07 pm on Feb 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Only insiders would have this kind of info - and they are talking - many folks speculate that MS's search offering is still a long time off...

Stick around here - I'm sure the members will be among the first to know.

5:32 am on Feb 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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My website was visited two weeks ago. However, it got stuck in my tarpit because it didn't respect my robots meta tag. *Sigh* Oh well, I emailed MSN to let them know that their bot is still a little buggy. (Un)fortunatly, the bot hasen't returned since.
4:45 pm on Feb 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Here's a beta:

[beta.search.msn.com...]

Results look like the current MSN search to me.

2:35 am on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Rumors say that its planning to release in 2005 - with Longhorn. Rumor's also say that MSN will integrate the search with Longhorn, Other Windows OS's, Internet Explorer and possibly other M$ products to get it promoted and to spread the word to the whole world.

Results look like the current MSN search to me.

they are. Infact, they are 100% Ink results.

Could MS possibly be trying to confuse us? Oh wait, they are.

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10:24 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've been getting MSN beta search on my normal browser now for almost a month.

Anyone have any ideas how I can access the normal MSN search without beta?

By the way... so far the beta looks like crap.

11:10 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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"100% Ink results."
I tend to agree. Did a search my one good sire is not on and everything else is. The same site is not on Y!, but I know MSN Bot has been crawling it like a nut. Can't wait till it launches. So far Ink has kept me out of #2 and #3 search sites.
5:32 am on Mar 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Now that inktomi is being replaced by site search (overture) does this mean that the only way to pay into inktomi/msn is via site search? I've been using inktomi via positiontech for sometime and love the service, however I'm concerned now about my recent submits will they stay in inktomi for 1 year as I paid? or will they be replaced by sitesearch as more people start buying in?
12:23 am on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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simondev2,
I would say Yahoo serps will be served. It doesn't make sense for Y! to maintain two separate SE.
12:59 pm on Mar 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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My website is crawled by msn bot. How long will it take to list the pages crawled by msn bot? Any idea?
11:12 pm on Apr 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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MSNbot pulled almost 300 pages from me yesterday, anyone else seeing this kind of behavior?
11:44 am on Apr 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've had about 5,500 pages pulled so far this month.
6:45 pm on Apr 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, the MS bot was all over us this week more than they ever have been.
2:51 am on Apr 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I would say Yahoo serps will be served. It doesn't make sense for Y! to maintain two separate SE.

Since Microsoft (mainly) is paying for one of the separate SE's, I would say that they will make the call until they release their own SE.

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5:23 am on May 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've heard rumours of a June release for the new MS Search. As far as what will be in that release, your guess is as good as mine.
 

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