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Live Search - Still no improvements

Your not alone, even authority sites dont show

     
10:15 pm on Jan 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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No traffic from LS? Your not alone, even authority sites don't show up. Tried a search for download movies. You have to see it to believe it.
No Cinemanow, no Netbroadcaster or Movieflix. These are the top 3 very well establiehed and premier movies websites, it is indisputable, and they are buried deep and all you get is a variety of someguys-movie-watch type os sites, blogs, and the odd .edus with a page about it...etc.

I was going to add this post to an existing thread but felt it might draw more attention this way . Another thread mentions they admit having a problem with 301s and it seems this is another problem altogether,
that LS is subject to exploitation by link farms and they are having a field day with them.

9:59 am on Jan 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, we see some strange listings in our particular field as well. We do OK in MSN for quite a few keywords and phrases, but the general result set is completely different to that of Google and Yahoo.

While each has their own specific way of providing results, it does seem that MSN is quite different. Like you, few of the major players appear on page 1 or 2 for some key search phrases. Although, the 301 issue you mention, if it is true, could explain a few things for us.

3:29 pm on Jan 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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>>Although, the 301 issue you mention, if it is true, could explain a few things for us.

The 301 issue is very true. It's even mentioned by Microsoft employees in the Live.com webmaster forum. As stated by thier moderator:

Unfortunatly, Live Search does not handle 301 redirects well at this time. I recommend using a 302 to redirect your old URL to the new URL. This could make the difference.

I'm not sure anyone ranking well in Y! or Google would risk using a 302 instead of a 301 just because Live.com engineers cannot figure out how to handle a 301.

8:13 pm on Jan 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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--- Unfortunatly, Live Search does not handle 301 redirects well at this time. ---

Unfortunatly, Live Search does not handle:

301
410
robots.txt

Live Search does not handle the users either. i guess all the visitors are just using G. no wonder.

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Got a reply from Live Search to my own similar problem. Posted here [webmasterworld.com...]
7:22 pm on Feb 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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The link takes you to reply page. Looks like it might be waiting mod approval.

I haven't heard back since they said contact them after 2 weeks if there was no improvement. 6 weeks ago.