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Search for <snip> - 9 of the top 10 is <snip>.com....almost all serps seem to look pretty much this way...url only titles and just poorer than ever.
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 7:34 pm (utc) on Feb. 16, 2006]
[edit reason] I bet even <snip> itself has bad results ;) [/edit]
One of the terms I am watching is large-city widgets and the first time I searched it I was told there were not any results! I tried it again and it has over 100,000 results.
What in the world is going on over there?
The only bizarre thing is when you search for my domain MSN uses the DMOZ description which is really really old and I couldn't get those so-called editors to ever update it.
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 7:32 pm (utc) on Feb. 16, 2006]
[edit reason] lets leave the kw's out - that's close to home for many readers... [/edit]
And sorry, I'm not attacking you but I think you need to analyze these serps before stating they are in the right direction. Do the search for "cars" and tell us thats the right direction.
With this horrendous algo all we need to do now is get to #1 with one site and then subdomain it to all eternity!
Nobody will compete! Black Hats are going to eat this up!
[edited by: MLHmptn at 6:49 pm (utc) on Feb. 16, 2006]
Let's try to be constructive!
Kind of hard to be contstructive and take MSN serious when the results remind me of something the original AltaVista might've spit out, it's results are so 90's.
Ranking #1 in MSN is as simple as owning the domain that matches whatever keyword you're searching for which is just silly. I think I could figure out keyword.com, keyword.net and keyword.org without them shoving that as the top 3 results regardless of popularity or authority.
If the new ContentAds have this same level of relevancy then Google has nothing to fear besides MS muddying up the marketplace.
Oh yeah, the other disturbing thing I'm seeing is technorati ranking everywhere for a technorati tag word so kiss 4 of the top 10 spots goodbye when DOT com net org and technorai have them tied up.
Silly, just silly.
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 7:33 pm (utc) on Feb. 16, 2006]
[edit reason] lets leave the specifics out. please...sorry... [/edit]
We all know msn is in its infancy as a search engine, but just YESTERDAY they had somewhat useful results. I have to believe that the software is somehow flawed as this cannot be what they were hoping to achieve.
Man, i wish we could post examples of searches. It's a comedy show out there. Someone should probably be fired.
I suppose with this latest update it has come to the attention of more folks here.
Rolling back to last Tuesdays results or whatever does not really fix the underlying problems MSN has with ranking, crawling etc.
This sub-domain problem is just one of many problems MSN has.