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Until I stopped looking for my pages and really started looking at the results I was getting for my keywords...NOT EVEN CLOSE. Little to No relevance.
Looking for blue widgets in North Shores Florida...getting used car lots in North Chicago, or pet grooming in North Carolina.
So, if you've lost pages or placement...relax (it's probably not your site) and wait for the bugs to get worked out.
Surely MSN is working on this...
If you are experiencing the same or have comments, please post.
I'd like to know it's not just me... :-) Fish
I agree, but what constitutes excess when one has a very content-heavy site and wishes to reinforce certain keywords for purposes of brand identity?
If hundreds of major sites have reviewed a particular site and found it to be of incredible use despite what might be seen in normal discourse as a redundant use of language, why should a site be totally banned? If it is good enough to be listed by all the Ivy League schools, and by most major portals and newspaper/magazines why is it not good enough for MSN?
I understand deducting points, but a total ban for an excellent resource due to "keyword density?" That seems really excessive. Just as with all research (and the Internet shines most as a research tool), any prejudice against core information in favor or "new information" would seem counter-intuitive. Newton and Einstein's respective theories are just as relevant today (no matter how shaky some of their data was)...
If you think your site has been blacklisted, send e-mail to webspam at microsoft.com. Be sure to do a "url:" query first though -- just to make sure your page really is gone.
[edited by: engine at 3:36 pm (utc) on Aug. 21, 2006]
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Zeus: If you want to do well in the US, I suggest you focus on the US. I'm not sure why you think a site that ranks well in Japan should also rank well in the US.
godspeed: Send reports to webspam at microsoft.com. It's one-stop-shopping to complain about how we have unfairly blacklisted your site as well as to complain about all the spam sites we didn't blacklist. In fact, it's pretty common to see both in the same message. :-)
Are you finding that (above - "easily fixed with a few tweaks") not true in some cases?
The example I provided had to have all of the main page content ripped out and went from 32K to 6K before it came back into search.MSN.com results.
It was always there in the foreign results, just filtered out of US results.
I had to cut another page down from 25K to 3K before it got listed back in US msn results.
Thanks for what you do tell us and the fixes that do get put in place.
I was tired of only getting msn traffic in the middle of the night from India and Singapore and it is nice to be getting some of the sites back in the US index.
(edit) - [You know what I mean. They were in the index, just filtered out of US results. Our State is a bit different but is is still in the United States.]