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I read in a news today that Microsoft has released its beta Windows Live Search at [live.com...] which would replace MSN some times in Summer. It's quite innovative with a lot of new features consolidated. Its screen fit with your computer. In search, you don't have to go from page 1 to page 2 or 3, but streamline down - so basically you may not need to be at #1 or page 1 like traditional SE to get traffic.
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The whole idea on design seems to come from a kid that works his new "Flash" software... You know what I mean?
Some of those fancy but totally annoying flash sites because navigation links are so hard to work with.
I just don't get it... Oh I got it.. Found the result in Gooogil.
The referer is only the live site address. It doesn't show the search query or keywords. So you don't know what keywords brought the visitor to your site.
This REALLY <insert explicative here>.
BTW: I don't really like it, it's hard to tell where you are. The colors are waaay too bland. Everything kinda looks the same and the thing is slow as molasses
I guess MSFT figures everybody has High Speed Internet these days. HAH! The Estimated 56K download time for the Live homepage is 13 seconds.
Also can report 22 HTML Errors and 28 Browser Compatibility Issues with the Homepage alone.
I don't see this posing a problem for GG or Y! marketshare.
I'll bet that Average Joe is probably going to finally figure how to change the default homepage of IE when this bloatware becomes the default instead of MSN.
Sure there's a drop-down so that I can back through multiple pages at once, but probably only a few percent of people know how to use that. Everyone else will become hopelessly mired and give up.
I also like the exanded text option, very helpful. This is similar to the Yahoo Mindset, which I also like. Great concepts. Good job.
[edited by: engine at 6:41 pm (utc) on Mar. 9, 2006]
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I also like the fact that you dont have to change page every 10 results, but I also think being placed no.1 is not that important then, thats maybe a shame for some.