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How would you like this forum to move forward?

Would you prefer its remit to include current MSN?

12:07 pm on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Airpal asked in Here [webmasterworld.com]

can anybody shed some light on what it REALLY takes to rank on MSN? The common response is their traffic is not worth optimizing for or their SERPS are a duplicate of Yahoo's, both of which I disagree with. After reviewing many different keyword searches, the results are drastically different than what Yahoo shows. So, is anyone willing to drop some knowledge on this specific topic? Thanks!

At the moment the charter for this forum is a rumour mill for what is coming on MSN, not what is already there, which explains why the forum is quiet because MSN are staying very quiet on this.

That said, I do agree with Airpal that the results are not entirely Yahoo clones. I would welcome a debate on whether I should ask the powers that be to expand the remit of the forum a little.

What do you guys think?

12:32 pm on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I agree with airpal.

And to add on bcentral directory is another vague item in the forums.

Anyone has any idea if Microsoft will something with the directory they are building overthere?

12:46 pm on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I agree that MSN results are different to Yahoo ones, and this would seem the logical place to discuss those differences. I think you would just have to keep it focused on the changes made by/for MSN, so as it doesn't end up overlapping with the Yahoo forum too much.

I'm mainly checking in here because I think the new Microsoft search will be a very interesting launch, even if it isn't top rate on day one. But that launch could be a good way off and I think there will still be time to make looking into the current MSN worth while.

12:48 pm on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I also agree with AirPal.

Until the overall concept of MS Serach has settled, and MS unlock the cage door, I think the forum remit should be as wide as possible.


12:53 pm on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'd do it the "Redmond way" ..
Keep the basic forum as is ...
Announce improvements!...
Implement them after an incredibly long delay!
Release patches and updates!
Add some really irrelevany "stylecode" thingies that no ones system can support unless they send you money .....

Seriously ...if you agreed to mod this forum ...given what Redmond will probably do with "product# *****" .

You are one very brave person .... : )


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