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MSN traffic doesn't match content growth

4:01 am on Sep 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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What's the deal with MSN search? In the past years, many of my sites have grown in size and content considerably and google usually match the growth with an regular increase of traffic, easily visible on a graph with a slow and steady uptrend. Yahoo is more or less the same, but a lot less visitors and it takes a lot more time for the uptrend to start. It ends up catching on in the end, though.

However, with MSN, I get almost the same minuscule amount of traffic since day 1, when I presently have 50 times the content. It just doesn't match the growth of a web site. Traffic is so low, it's really an negligible player... in my case.

I would gladly welcome some diversification of traffic though, but outside of google and yahoo, a few good referring web sites and the odd social bookmarking surge, that's about it.

I've started to read a bit on this forum, and I do use the non-www to www 301 redirect. This could be it. Or is it typical for others to have this very low traffic from MSN (live or search or whatever they call themselves these days)? It feels like no one is searching anything more complex than a few big and popular keywords with them.

4:29 pm on Sept 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I don't have them but I've read on this forum that MSN can't handle 301 redirects. Perhaps after the upcoming Sept 26th hoopla at MSNsearch, it will.

I hope like h*ll the 26th is not a repeat of the Aug 2006 boondoggle.
We'll see...Fish Texas

[edited by: Fish_Texas at 4:30 pm (utc) on Sep. 21, 2007]

9:00 pm on Sept 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I average about 3 vistors a day from Live.com. This is the mystery of MSN.
9:07 pm on Sept 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Fish - what happens on the 26th?

Our Asia based websites still do very well on the Australian and other versons but on live and msn search no where to be seen, same applies on Y, yet we do fine on G