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Best way to track MSN

I use the Google and Yahoo APIs; what to do with MSN?

     
4:29 pm on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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What's the best way to track MSN SERPs over time. Do people screen scrape, or is there some API I can't find info on? Does Microsoft mind if you screen-scrape? Are there any good Perl tools for it?
1:59 am on June 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you do a search on MSN, let's say for widgets [search.msn.com] at the bottom of the page is an RSS [search.msn.com] link, you can scrap the RSS results (XML) which is one reason it is there.

MSN has a blog entry on this subject named RSS Feeds for Search Results [blogs.msdn.com], kinda old, but it should make the point.

4:18 am on June 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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yes i think xml is the only way,
but it makes tracking difficult
 

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