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Indexing in MSN search engine

MSn search engine, MSN index



9:51 am on Aug 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi everyone,

I am presently working on a site which has 12600 pages indexed in Google and 9400 pages indexed in Yahoo. But when it comes to MSN search engine there are only 15 pages indexed for this site.
What may be the possible reasons for this exclusion by MSN? What measures can be taken for increasing the number of pages indexed by MSN? Also the backlink count in MSN is pretty high(6594 links).
Any suggestions?


2:49 pm on Aug 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Its pretty difficult to say without more information. All I can say is this is very strange since usually msn is the most active and google is the least in terms of indexing.

I would check to see how many pages google has indexed but does not show due to similar results.

You know, where google says, "In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 1 already displayed.
If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included."

This is usually due to similar content, title, description etc.

If you send me a sticky email I will take a look.


6:28 am on Sep 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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same here. Google indexed 9,850,000 pages (well I believe that is too much, cuz of dancing something, my site has only 2-3 million pages, not that much); Yahoo indexed 560,000 something, but msn? sometimes 114 pages, sometimes 2,800 pages (due to different MSN server/domain), anyway it is strange. I mean both google and msn.

Google's problem is indexing too many, msn just too less.



2:36 pm on Sep 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Same here, Google has indexed 1 million pages but MSN only 192 :(

Maybe MSN Search computers are not powerful enough to index as many pages as Google?!?

[edited by: Frederic1 at 2:40 pm (utc) on Sep. 9, 2006]


4:50 pm on Sep 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I wonder how many sites with MILLIONS of pages actually have quality content?


9:16 pm on Sep 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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This is worth learning, I think. I've seen comments before to the effect that "I've got about a million pages of good content, but only a few thousand are getting crawled." Since even Wikipedia only claims 1.3M pages in English, I do wonder exactly how a small business could really have a million pages with good content. Who typed it in? Who keeps it up to date?

Are they just different flavors of forms so that a person who searches for "large yellow widget with pink polka-dots" is guaranteed to find something? Or is there some other explanation -- other than "it's just spam."


5:45 am on Sep 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hey, I wonder if MSN places value on pages with valid HTML or spiders sites that have valid HTML better? If so, this could be the problem if your pages do not validate (W3C)


1:46 pm on Sep 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am having the exact same problem too. At the beginning of August, one of our sites went from having all the pages indexed by MSN (which is about 3,000 pages) and now MSN has only 120 indexed.

MSNDude: It's great to see how active you are here and I appreciate it when you help. Since there are a few people here who are having the same problem, do you have an explaination? Or better yet, do you have any advice for us getting the rest of the pages indexed again?

Are the MSN results now from Live.com's index? Could that be it? If so, then what should we do?

It's just weird that MSN would only have a few of the pages indexed for any site. Usually it's all or nothing.

Any advice would help.


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