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Also why is live.com different from search.msn.com? The changes that I see are only on search.msn.com.
[edited by: MLHmptn at 5:42 pm (utc) on Oct. 23, 2006]
Each site has 10-40 pages... managed with CMS, no link farms, no URLs with dup.cont., no keyword density spam, no meta spam, no black hat SEO.
We got avg. 120.000/month unique vis. from MSN ... now my prediction is avg.5000 after this downfall!
I emailed to webspam@.... several times before .. got no response.
I emailed MSN because my website wasn't showing up for my own domain name until page 4. I got a response back saying basically it's a ranking problem not a penalty.
I sent the email on Sunday around 10:00 pm and got a response on Monday morning around 11:00 am - which would be 8:00 am out there in Microsoft land. Not sure why you're not getting back a quick response like I did.
At which point it took another month before it was fully indexed and ranking.
Ok im gonna go get a googleburger now
What the heck is wrong with these guys, I can't find the problem, but it seems that the same thing happened to a some other sites as well?
Anybody else not seing their homepage anymore on MSN?
Question to MSN: Can you just make it right, please, I hate to rely solely on GG :)
We're are being beaten out by sites referencing our site and since we are in DMoz this includes a lot of directories.
I'm told by MS this is merely a ranking problem - not a penalty. And while I do take some comfort that MS is not penalizing my site I would like to eventually get some traffic from their search engine.
That must depend on the sector, I just tested what I would think is a very popular search term, Yahoo, Google and Ask all got it right, but for MSN:
#1 - theterm.blogspot.tld (then on with a redirect)
#2 - theterm.nn.blogspot.tld (then a 404)
#3 - the_term.blogspot.tld (redirecting to the same as #1)
#4 - thetermcomz.blogspot.tld (redirecting to the same as #1)
#5 - thetermklnewr.blogspot.tld (redirecting to MFA site)
#6 - theterm5.blogspot.tld (pretty much an empty page - what a waste)
#7 - potential real result (albeit not a good one)
#8 - the-term-nn.blogspot.tld (redirecting to the same site as #5)
#9 - A result you'll find on G, Y! and Ask
#10 - theterm-1.blogspot.tld (redirecting to the same site as #1)
These result speak for themselves.
For me now, EVEN SCRAPPERS rank before me on my own UNIQUE domain name! wowwowowo!
Not only my homepage is gone MIA but when I query on site: I find all the most meanningless pages coming first.
Pages with updated content (or simply ...content, which on my site is unique) are nowhere to be seen.
Note that this site is doing well on Yahoo and Google. I don't use any unethical stuff, pure real popularity + unique content....What are these guys doing?
It's not often when I am upset, and I used to support MSN but that's too ridiculous, if windows Vista is as logical and efficient as MSN search we are all good to go with linux
I thought that MSN was fighting spam, then please FIGHT spam and do the simple thing that consists in NOT LOOSING single damn homepage.
Two of my sites are now affected, and I find this pretty ridiculous, we don't spam (on a market where others spam a lot), we have natural popularity (2k to 4k backlinks) , the HTML is pretty close the W3C standards and yet homepages diseapear!
Even Yahoo got it right this time!