Is Microsoft Not Serious About Webmasters?

Jul 24, 2008 • 8:11 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search
 

A WebmasterWorld thread asks if Microsoft is not serious about webmasters. Why? Well, if you use Live Webmaster Tools and you click on "Add Site," you will see funny messages.

For example, when they ask for your email address Microsoft says:

We don't send chain letters, lame jokes, or other unrelated stuff.

And then the sign me up for emails message reads, "Sign me up for the way cool and at most monthly newsletter for webmasters."

Here is a screen capture: Live Webmaster Tools Message

Personally, I think it shows humor and makes it feel more inviting. I agree with WebmasterWorld admin, Rogerd, who said:

They're just trying to soften up the old Evil Empire image with a little humor... It's a new fun, playful Microsoft. Think of Steve Ballmer as your best bud... :)

But I guess not everyone will feel that way.

For a look at what Live Search Webmaster Tools has to offer, see our first screen shots.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Michael Martinez

07/24/2008 07:39 pm

I get the desire to be more casual but I think a service of their stature should communicate in a completely professional manner.

RAKESH GUPTA

07/25/2008 06:12 am

I get the desire to be more casual but I think a service of their stature should communicate in a completely engineering manner.

Rob Abdul

07/25/2008 08:14 am

I like these funny messages!

No Name

07/25/2008 09:32 am

Microsoft just want to tell the truth...

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