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5:18 am on May 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have had top positions in MSN for about 5 years. Today I noticed the site is found using the site command, but rankings are not there anymore.

Could this be a penalty?

Please can you provide some advice.

10:25 am on May 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Usually what works fine for oogle is fine for Live as well...

- On page factors seems more important
- Content is important
- Text links from good sites are important as well
- Clean code is mandatory

for a very large site you can have a look here for other factors:

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[blogs.msdn.com...]
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[blogs.msdn.com...]
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[blogs.msdn.com...]

2:52 pm on May 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Been there for 5 years, now not there. How can you see if you have a penalty?
10:17 pm on May 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Have you logged into webmaster tools to verify you aren't blocked?

Brett

5:23 am on May 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Have you logged into webmaster tools to verify you aren't blocked?

Yes... all clear. I still rank for other keywords.

1:47 am on May 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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>>Have you logged into webmaster tools to verify you aren't blocked?

Microsoftís approach to search is the 80/20 rule. They're under the belief that if they can get 80% of "it" right, then they can compete with Google.

Unfortunately, Google's closer to 99/01.

There is nothing wrong with our website, yet we don't show up for any terms in Live / MSN - not even our own website name. We've gone around and around with folks at MSN and it always winds up at a dead end. We get the same "canned" response.

We though their webmaster tool would be helpful, but it shows us all green. We thought their forum would help, but all they did was refer us to their guidelines. They've told us we're not under a penalty; it's just competitive out there. For our own trademarked site name? What a joke...

The folks at Microsoft should really take note of a forum like this one. Just look at the lack of participation by webmasters. No one cares about Live anymore, we've given up. It's a non-factor.

The tidbits they can pick here are golden. Free feedback and itís theirs for the taking. It's just the company has grown too fat, bureaucratic, and lazy to sift through the good and bad. And thatís the way they built their search engine too.

It's a feeble attempt to compete in the most competitive sector of the Internet - and they know it.