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I'm not particularly up with SEO techniques I'm afraid. Is there a list somewhere of how to optimise a site for MSN, or anybody able to give me any tips?
But this just a guess based on my limited experience.
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Maybe the fact that you are not really "up on SEO techniques" is working to your advantage on Google especially and is exactly why you are doing well on the others - and not so great on Microsoft. This is because Google and yahoo seem so much better at spotting SEO techniques - and let's face it, the signature is pretty complete these days, but MSN is not so adept yet.
But MSN has still only just begun - and they have staying power...
Only this morning, I found a site ranked highly on some results and the only place the keywords appeared was in a block of commented-out text at the bottom of the page.
That page doesn't even exist in the other search engines.
I'm a little confused about your observation:
This is because Google and yahoo seem so much better at spotting SEO techniques - and let's face it, the signature is pretty complete these days, but MSN is not so adept yet
As good content can sometimes be hidden by poor content that is highly "optimised" - then Google, quite rightly IHMO will tend to penalise obviously SEO'd webpages.