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is msn search even used?

Discussion in 'Bing' started by noiprox, Jan 25, 2006.

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    i know its used by some, but i have seen no traffic from them, i know im listed, and listed 1 or 2 on most terms, but i check my link referrals and everything is coming from google...

    any ideas?
     
    noiprox, Jan 25, 2006 IP
  2. fryman

    fryman Kiss my rep

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    Some people that have no clue about engines say that MSN is growing and will soon beat Google and bla bla bla...

    Fact is that they suck and have sucked since they created their engine. Terms that have a #1 spot bring in a few visitors, while the same terms ranked #10 at Google bring in 20 times more visitors
     
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    IamNed Peon

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    Very little traffic. It is pathetic how small MSN search volume is compared to google.
     
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  4. ace

    ace Peon

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    Much of my traffic (hundreds of thousands a day) is from MSN, and it converts very well. I make a pretty penny from it. ;)
     
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  5. SEO Jeff

    SEO Jeff Active Member

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    I hear you all. I find MSN a lot more relevent then Google but the traffic is bad. One area that sent me almost as much traffic as Google was my Microsoft site MSN sent me craploads of traffic.

    IMO I believe Redmond has some tricks waiting when Vista is released.
     
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    girbaud Peon

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    i also get a small amount of traffic in MSN. i have to wait for the google update. patience is a virtue indeed :D
     
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  7. IamNed

    IamNed Peon

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    MSN tends to focus more on title tags and alt tags than Google.
     
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    Jim4767 Notable Member

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    1/3 of my unique visitors and nearly 1/2 of pageloads come from MSN. That's out of about 1,000 pageloads daily.
     
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  9. fryman

    fryman Kiss my rep

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    Which, in internet terms, is nothing
     
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  10. expat

    expat Stranger from a far land

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    #10
    all relative - with a 2:1 conversion - in monetarian terms maybe more than you make....

    back to base

    on non gimmick / electronics / white ware /
    M & Y shows a significant higher conversion rate
    sometimes these only have about 25% of traffic but close to 50% of sales

    Let them live ...


    Expat
     
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  11. fryman

    fryman Kiss my rep

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    Agreed... even if they only send in a few visitors, it is better than nothing. And I have sites that are only ranked at MSN, so even though the traffic sucks at least it is something.
     
    fryman, Jan 25, 2006 IP
  12. Riboflavin

    Riboflavin Well-Known Member

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    Though I don't get a ton of traffic from MSN, I don't get a lot in general, and most of my traffic from my msn keywords does indeed convert.
     
    Riboflavin, Jan 25, 2006 IP
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    I get plenty of MSN hits on some sites. MSN loves the Coop.

    I don't think many webmaster type people use MSN. They know better.

    Others leave the default Windows browser that was there when they loaded their machine.
     
    CanadianEh, Jan 25, 2006 IP
  14. itexpress

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    Hi

    MSN brings about 10% of the traffic google brings on my sites.

    Andy
     
    itexpress, Jan 25, 2006 IP
  15. Mister Tut

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    On some newer sites, all my hits come from MSN. My more established ones are primarily from G. I can't recall ever getting a visitor from Yahoo!, but I'm sure I have on occasion.

    For certain topics, MSN traffic converts to adsense clicks at an almost alarming rate.
     
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  16. chachi

    chachi The other Jason

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    I agree with Fryman that most of the MSN traffic is poop. But, there are some areas that generate decent traffic from top positions...and as Ace mentioned, the traffic converts very well. I had a small term pop on a site this past week over there to number one and it is making some decent kerching every day from it. I think the rookies that use MSN are less used to seeing things like adsense and banners in general. Hopefully, that will improve as things like Vista hit the market.
     
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  17. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #17
    MSN performs pretty well IMHO. One thing everyone seems to forget is that when MS finally gets a new version of their OS planted firmly in the grips of the shrinking MS dominated PC world, there will be a great deal more traffic from MSN given every IE enabled PC on the planet will default to... where else but MSN's search.

    Personally I cannot wait!
     
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    clasione Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunetly I can't say anything good about MSN search. Asside from the fact that the page loads decently quick, what's on it seems to have near no effect on my business volume.....

    The search results are much too easy to minipulate and I get just about 0 traffic from them.....

    They would be much better off just feeding off of Google and give up already... They can still add their advertising program anyway....
     
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    36.5% of total tarrific comes from MSN.
     
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    Actually if you want to have an average traffic with an average hosting plan. You can count on google to brings you the unique visitors and the good traffic, instead of that msn brings you that shit load of traffic like Jeff said.
     
    irka, Jan 26, 2006 IP