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In fact, we're unlikely to do an update on a Friday, since it can mean sacrificing our weekends if there are problems.
We do occasionally do A/B tests of experimental new engines, so it's barely possible that you might have seen results for one of those, but it's more likely that there's an error in your process somewhere.
If I were a Microsoft's search engineer I would be available 24/7 and would be sleeping in the office tweeking the system and monitoring the indexing.
The shareholders deserve that if for no other reason.
Not to mention you guys have a chance to make a mark and opportunities like this only come along once in awhile in life.
I'm not a search engineer but I don't have to be to get a crew excited about a project.
All I have to do is hire hungry personnel, inspire a start-up mentallity and offer incentives for innovation and met targets.
My crew would be stumbling over each other for the weekend shifts!
But now there are no sites that have been indexed after the 24th.
I think if you want to keep one of the positive things, like fresh sites and results offering "new" news, you should keep on updating and refreshing the results every night.. $0.02
Microsoft is a more mature company. Enough people who have sacrificed way too many weekends have been there long enough to rise through the ranks and change the corporate culture.
(BTW: This transition is happening at Amazon.com right now.)
Also, here in Seattle, the long winter has ended, the rain gods have gone on summer vacation, and Appolo's chariot has been converted into a lowrider. Why sacrifice when you can worship?
and yet when I do a search on '<snip>' today, coming in second place is
which is just pointed to a godaddy park page! (cached 2 days ago)
Now I know my site isn't that great; but it rankles that I can't even get indexed and a PARKED
page gets high rankings...
[edited by: engine at 2:17 pm (utc) on June 28, 2006]
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Is it some type of florida update happening with MSN? What is so special about this update? Just curious to know.
MSN traffic has really converted. people who surf MSN for my main keyword buy!. I love this traffic, and was #1 for 2 years, then moved to #14 in last update and am now at #7, fighting to regain #1. Wish me luck. ;P
I changed my title tags, removed all H1 and alt tags also. Since update.