MSN Indexing Pages With No Index Commands?

Jan 5, 2007 - 7:07 am 2 by
Filed Under Bing Search

There is a WebmasterWorld thread where folks are reporting that MSN Search is indexing a bit too much. Reports suggest that MSN is crawling and indexing the content found on pages which are excluded via the robots.txt directive.

Normally, if a search engine crawls the page, they may only keep the URL in their index but not the content.

Moderator Receptional adds, "My examples show no snippet. But I can get them by typing unique text into the search query."

So if they are returning results for text found on the page, maybe they are indexing a bit too much?

On the other hand, I have a thread at Search Engine Roundtable Forums suggesting MSN doesn't index enough, specifically new sites...

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld & Search Engine Roundtable Forums.


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