Microsoft's Live Search Rep Violates WebmasterWorld's Terms of Service

Mar 28, 2008 • 8:36 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search

The other day we reported on the March 2008 Live Search update. Most of the feedback was that Microsoft took a step backwards in relevancy and spam and their new index is poor, to say the least.

MSNDude, Microsoft's Live Search representative at WebmasterWorld came into the forum thread and completely violated them. He asked for specifics and we all know that WebmasterWorld does not allow specifics. He asked:

I am looking into this and could use some sample queries where you are seeing problems. I have tried the "cheap hotels" example, but I could use some more specific examples to test with.

Please post the term and the query link and we will take a look.

Soon after, the moderator of the forum told members not to post specifics, but it was too late. Some of the example queries include:

The moderator asks you to Sticky Mail MSNDude instead, so here is a quick link to email MSNDude via WebmasterWorld. Send him good examples so he can have the engineers look into improving the index.

As you can tell, I like picking on Microsoft.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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David Eaves

03/28/2008 04:49 pm

Hi Barry, you have messed up the WMW link at the top and some text is missing.

Barry Schwartz

03/28/2008 04:57 pm

Fixed, thanks.


03/28/2008 06:28 pm

Huh? I don't see anything related to details of a prob in the TOS. I don't get it...

Barry Schwartz

03/28/2008 06:34 pm

Go to the webmasterworld thread and see the mods comments.

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