Microsoft Live Search Link Command Operator Offline

Mar 26, 2007 • 8:02 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search
 

Since yesterday morning Microsoft's Live.com has been having issues with their link command. Microsoft does have a comprehensive link command feature but right now, it appears to still be offline.

A search on link:www.seroundtable.com would normally return results but now Microsoft is returning a blank page.

The header information for the page returns a status code of 200, which means everything seems to be OK. However, the "Content-Length" is set to 0, meaning, no content is returned, hence the blank page.

The first report came at WebmasterWorld at 5:27 AM (EST).

I use MSN / Live search quite a lot to check my inbound links, since their results tend to be more comprehensive than others'. For the past 24 hours, any search on MSN / Live with the search string link:example.com gives a blank page (= a totally white page). Is is something specific to my IP / PC, or has anybody else noticed it? - Other searches do work OK for me.

So to be clear, it is just the link command, not other searches. Normal searches as well as most other special operator commands, such as site:www.seroundtable.com are working. It is just the link command.

In other news, it appears Live Search was down for about 3 hours over the weekend.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums.

Update: Microsoft Live Search Link Command To Remain Offline and Live Search To Offer Webmaster Tools Section Soon?.

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