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MSN Beta now live?!

Discussion in 'Bing' started by a389951l, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. #1
    I just tried msn.com and typed in the search. And it appears that beta is live now for me anyway. Anyone else seeing this?
    SEMrush
    Or are they testing it out here and there?
     
    a389951l, Jan 13, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. linkgangster

    linkgangster Peon

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    #2
    It seems that the launching date is near. I'm sure that its competitors are watching closely too. Expect a hell lots of update from them :)
     
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    thebassman Asleep at the Keyboard

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    Still showing old results to me... I hope they go live soon, though... if things stay the way they are, I'm looking to do well.
     
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  4. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #4
    It is indeed :) Thanks for the heads up...
     
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    It's not live for me yet.
    There's a link under the main search box to the beta version
    "MSN Search is improved! Check it out."
     
    RVB, Jan 13, 2005 IP
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    thebassman Asleep at the Keyboard

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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    thebassman - im seeing the results on msn.com and ninemsn.com.au
     
    dcristo, Jan 13, 2005 IP
  8. Michael

    Michael Raider

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    Testing it out.

    Oshoma Momoh said last Saturday "From time to time we also route some of the customers from our live search service at search.msn.com through the Beta web site in order to do scalability testing. Next week we intend to begin turning up the dial and direct more of our users to the Beta".

    - Michael
     
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    thebassman Asleep at the Keyboard

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    Yeah... I checked out various different "MSN's" and I'm seeing all the old ones... that's pretty sweet that they're starting to live in various places... must be regional, though. I wonder if that's why I'm getting a lot more hits from MSN lately.... ?
     
    thebassman, Jan 14, 2005 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    thebassman - how did your traffic levels of the old MSN compare to Yahoo? (feel free to add your photography forum to my directory its a great resource)
     
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    thebassman Asleep at the Keyboard

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    Yahoo's always been about double... what I got from MSN... but they're almost neck and neck now (and thanks, I'll add the site now) ;)
     
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    Oh ok cool, I can definately do with some additional traffic from MSN...
     
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    #13
    http://ninemsn.com.au/ is nothing close to the beta for me- Nor is it close to the regular MSN. If these are the new results, Ill be worried for them since a lot of the links didn't even work...

    Many of the top results for some of my terms were PDF files on google, but with only a ww. infront of them, which resulted in a page not found.

    Can't personally complain about our rankings though.
     
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    I noted ninemsn.com.au because I have an australian domain.
     
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    Are the results always so different from the .com's (excuse my ignorance on the subject, never paid much attention to .au)
     
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    We've got beta results live in the UK this morning!

    http://search.msn.co.uk

    Sorry... seems like they're flipping it back and forth actully!

    But they ARE serving ads on the beta results in the UK
     
    DangerMouse, Jan 14, 2005 IP
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    It was off and on all day yesterday. Sort of like Yahoo is changing from old to new. Hope they both settle down soon.
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #18
    I'm seeing it live today (didn't yesterday).
     
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    Man... I'm still not seeing it anyways... grrr....
     
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    Not live for me yet either, but I hope it is soon. MSN has only 10 of my pages indexed, the beta has 92! I haven't been getting much traffic from MSN at all, but I'll bet it starts to increase as the beta goes online in more areas. At least I hope it does.
     
    nfzgrld, Jan 14, 2005 IP