MSN Search Slider Bug?

Nov 29, 2004 • 10:17 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Bing Search

One of the cool features of MSN's new beta search is the MSN search Slider. There are reports at WebmasterWorld that the slider is not functioning properly. Basically, when you use the slider to fine tune the ranking factors, it adds "{mtch=#} {popl=#} {frsh=#}" to the end of your keyword search, depending on which factors you select and replace the # with a value between 100 and 0. The middle ground value should be 50, because you can either slide the slider up to 100 or down to 0.

I did some of my own tests, a search on Search Engine Optimization at MSN Beta brings back: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

A search on the same keyword term but setting the slider values to 50 (which should return the same results as above) bring back slightly different results: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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