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New MSNBot guidelines

MSN padding out webmaster info?



2:46 pm on May 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm 90% sure this is new, sorry if its not.

I just loaded up the page referenced in the msnbot/0.11 user agent ( [search.msn.com...] ) and noticed they have now added 'Guidelines to help MSNBot crawl your web page'. Before I think the url went straight to the faq section.

Could they be preparing for launch? (or have I just had too much sun ;) )


2:11 am on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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good find but I think the next page is what everyone is more interest in :)


It seems that msnbot likes static short URL's and plain HTML 4.01.

It is also the first time in history that MS refers to the W3C specifications of HTML rather than MSIE HTML version with unsupported tags. :)

Also check out the link at the bottom of the page...they are hiring


Esspecially the second picture is funny. Their employee doesn't think they will find a solution and wants to jump of the bridge. I guess MSN search is still far away :P


2:22 am on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Finally, a job your friends and family will understand.

Does anyone have a family that understands...

"he works with computers" lol



2:53 am on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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ms search?...what?

Oh...you mean google..don't you?



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