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Our website is finally showing #1 (after being pushed down by spam on page 2 for about 6 months).
I hope it's not a "bug" - if what I see stays, it would probably be the best MSN update ever. And not just because of our ranking, but the top 10 seem like the credible sites in our industry, and the spam is now on page 2+...
I already explained why, but for the slow students, here goes again:
if what I see stays, it would probably be the best MSN update ever. And not just because of our ranking, but the top 10 seem like the credible sites in our industry, and the spam is now on page 2+...
Now that I am looking at some secondary terms, I would revoke the "best update" and just give it "a good update". Where I keep track, it seems that a big chunk of spam results has been pushed back, and more credible websites are showing in the top 10.
If it's stays like that, at least they are going in the right direction, although many results look like copied from Google. Still better than it was, IMO.
Now we are on the second to forth page in MSN, and MSN is finally indexing our home page, after refusing to for years.
Things were so bad at first with MSN, we were actually buried for our company name. Now we are #1 for our company name.
Well, at least this is a step in the right direction for MSN.
ALTRUS - if what I see stays, it would probably be the best MSN update ever. And not just because of our ranking, but the top 10 seem like the credible sites in our industry, and the spam is now on page 2+...
boy .. that's NOT the case in our industry ... nothing but spammy, subdomain garbage sites. really bad... we're on page 5, and the big top 3 are no where to be found.
Looking at our site: results, it's definately a roll back.
[edited by: Bewenched at 12:48 am (utc) on Mar. 27, 2007]
cacheing "moved permanently" pages
losing entire quality domains, presumably for a similar 301 problem
and some utterly bizarre choices in terms of ranking... in some cases the page from a domain of mine that ranks is for a term is about the 40th ot 50th most appropriate page to rank from that domain (perhaps because it has no 301 associated with it).
MSN need to stop being so pigheaded and start over. They launched prematurely and now have a pathetic product that no one uses after they sample it. It's barely worth even looking at anymore.
I so want msn to be a contender in search but it just isnt likey at the current rate of progress. They are currently trying to get a pig to win a horse race!
Until someone holds their hands up at msn and says "we have created a pile of junk, the filtering has been a waste of time it cant tell quality from junk or spam, the search bot technolgy isnt up to the job as we cant collate the data to even start to produce half quality serps and we can do a lot better" nothing is going to change.
I would agree that they should scrap it and start again, the only learning they are doing is how to create a mess and produce more of the same.