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MSN Beta now live?!

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

  1. chachi

    chachi The other Jason

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    #21
    not seeing in here right now, although I have seen it at times over the past week
    SEMrush
     
    chachi, Jan 14, 2005 IP
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  2. GuyFromChicago

    GuyFromChicago Permanent Peon

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    #22
    I'm seeing beta results via the MSN portal page here too today. Have been for the last few hours.
     
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    spdude Guest

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    #23
    I just noticed some referrals in the logs. MSN beta is live for me now.. went to msn.com and tried it there, same thing!
     
    spdude, Jan 14, 2005 IP
  4. thebassman

    thebassman Asleep at the Keyboard

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    #24
    Is it showing up any different in the logs, or just referrals from MSN? I'm still not seeing it.... grrr....
     
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    ResaleBroker Active Member

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    #25
    It's been going back and forth for me too!
     
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    spdude Guest

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    #26
    It's like a normal MSN referral... like search.msn.com/results...

    Just noticed the phrase (actually the word) was never bringing hits before.. then clicked the link.. and I saw beta there. then I removed all the stuff in the URL.. and also searched it from msn.com's home page.. and saw they switched it entirely. Still has (beta) written in the corner though.
     
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  7. GuyFromChicago

    GuyFromChicago Permanent Peon

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    #27
    This was posted at the MSN blog on the 8th

    Full Story

    We're probably seeing the effect of them "turning up the dial".
     
    GuyFromChicago, Jan 14, 2005 IP
  8. nfzgrld

    nfzgrld Peon

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    #28
    At the moment it's live here too, (Los Angeles). It's definitly still in beta though. I did a link query and it came back telling me there were 655 links to my site! I was about to go have some been on that news, then I went through the pages and the abruptly ended at page 5. Turns out the real number is more like 46. That figures.
     
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    mudnik Peon

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    #29
    It's live for me too in Singapore.
     
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    expat Stranger from a far land

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    #30
    It's gradualy like they switch x % of traffic thus turning up the wick.

    For a keyword combo that is not listed in Y we see a gradual increase of ref's from MSN.

    Expat
     
    expat, Jan 15, 2005 IP
  11. uca

    uca Well-Known Member

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    #31
    Nothing new here in Boston.

    Although I thought that maybe MSN would test it's new SE a little longer, maybe late spring/early summer.
    And I would appreciate that as I am not doing very well on the Beta.
     
    uca, Jan 15, 2005 IP
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    nfzgrld Peon

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    #32
    I'm starting to have my doubts of the value of this. As I've gone through I'm finding my shopping site is showing up ranked very high on a lot of my keywords. In fact, for one of them it's #1! However, in the past 24 hours as the thing seems to have gone live all over the world, I have not gotten a single hit from msn. It makes me wonder who, if anyone, is using it! Of my top 7 keywords 5 of them are landing me in the first three serps. If it were Google I'd be getting a considerable amount of traffic from this.
     
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    uca Well-Known Member

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    #33
    They're definetely still testing...
     
    uca, Jan 15, 2005 IP