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Our site was pretty regularly crawled until recently - has there been a major change in their engine? Ive noticed the bot is not crawling as often and doesnt touch any deep pages in a similar manner to yahoo or google.
Ive read bits and pieces from this forum but would like to know a definitive answer if at all possible!
Could it be that if a lot of English language sites from places such as Asia, Australia/NZ etc are filtered out they actualy 'open the door' to less authorative or simply not as good websites?
Wish there was an answer.
They could do a lot worse than using those Australia ninemsn results worldwide.
I'm seeing a big reduction in .blogspot spam, and more authorative sites
Not from where I sit.
Wonder how it feels to start straight off with bells and whistles, "I will kill Google!" they were saying....now look where you are 2 years later...pitiful. Even the basics are not there anymore.
How can you be the largest software company in the world with billions or dollars in R&D and fail to that degree...I once hoped. now I am convinced that they played us, they've lost the war vs Google and they did not really try too hard IMO, flakes..
I think the third horse after Google and Yahoo could well be ask now. I noticed their results improving over time whilst msns have declined.
The big problem for msn i think is them trying to offer to much to soon. Rather than being focused 100% on producing a great search engine they have been dabbling in other areas trying to take on everything that google offer rather than do one thing of quality.
Waste of what could have been something very special in the market
I think that they had enough time to do better than that.
Talk is cheap at MS corp.
They know what to do, they can't make it happen, even if pulling up the current terrible results is aimed to support their financial quarter with PPC. I harly see this as a long term strategy.
Remember MSN guys, when webmasters are upset with you then they forget about you, then you can focus entirely on fixing Windows vista :)...
He may have got hired from Google :) Even Seroundtable is picking up on the MSNDude rumors.
I did not see a big presence from MSN at the Webmaster World convention. Maybe they are on the verge of a Yahoo buyout (since the heads are a rollin' memo). Something big must be in the works!
Rumors have it that microsoft is trying to play a little catch up on google and rolling out their own version of adsense so it would make sense that they pull in their search team to start to roll that product line out.
Who knows, may be he will respond...