Possible Microsoft Live Search Update

Feb 6, 2008 • 4:00 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search

There are a few updates to an old thread at WebmasterWorld that show signs of activity at Microsoft Live Search.

Two webmasters are reporting seeing changes in rankings at Live Search starting on February 4th. Here are those reports:

A couple days ago I hit the jackpot. Let's hope this continues. I don't know much about MSN ranking, so don't ask me how.

Ack... one of my U.S. sites dropped completely off the map for a two word term.

Now the top 10 have stuff from overseas. Like - "Yeah... I'm going to order my _____ from Australia... COME ON!"

Like always, with any update, some are happy and some are sad. There can only be one number one ranking, right?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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02/06/2008 09:06 am

More importantly does anyone care? You obtain the number one ranking on msn, do you have a huge spike in traffic. No Concentrate on Google folks.

Michael Martinez

02/06/2008 06:11 pm

Microsoft sends plenty of traffic. It just depends on the vertical. It's worth watching the process for many of us. I am presently getting more traffic from Microsoft than from Yahoo!.


02/07/2008 04:24 pm

From what I've seen in the SERPs for my industry, Microsoft has started placing WAY too much emphasis on keywords in the domain. The company I work for is the clear leader in the industry, but our site went from the number one position on our core two word phrase to the second page. After a little investigation, it turned out that our domain was the only domain in the top 40 results that did not contain one or both of the words in the search query. In fact, relevancy is so poor for this particular query that one of our thin lead generation sites, that happens to contain the search query in the domain name, is outranking our primary company site.

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