MSN Search Beta...

MSN Launched their new search engine

More info about the new MSN Search beta:
John Battelle
Chris Sherman

Google tries to steal their sunshine by announcing a new 8 billion page database...

Published: November 11, 2004 by Aaron Wall in msn


November 11, 2004 - 5:22pm

You've killed MSN again Aaron

'This site is temporarily unavailable, please check back soon.'

...which makes the 'Didn't get the results you expected? Help us improve.' link highly ironic :)

November 11, 2004 - 9:05pm

What can I say, #1 position for all my target keywords. I like beta msn search! :)

November 13, 2004 - 6:25am

I'm a big fan of the MSN results too - sure partly b/c my sites are doing well, but more importantly b/c I really like the quality of the search results. They seem to have at least to some degree cut down on the ruling of directory sites in the SERPs... Also seem to have a nice balance between on and off page factors. Plus, the sliders should be fun to play with for the next few weeks... :)

November 19, 2004 - 6:32am

The backlink function on the new MSN search engine seems to be working great too. The backlink function in Google has never been very reliable, offering only a small portion of them. MSN seems to be showing all backlinks.

Anybody has any comments about how the MSN beta is handling 301 and 302 redirects?


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