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Someone owns MSN for sure... Look at this:

Discussion in 'Bing' started by miko67, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. #1
    If you take a closer look, you will notice that nine different domains have the exact same recipe and text build up.

    It seems that MSN doesn't care too much for content dupe filters yet, or..?

    At least it seems obvious that one person is operating all nine domains.

    Not doing much good for the SE user to find nine identical websites listed as number one to nine.

    [​IMG]
     
    miko67, Jan 31, 2006 IP
  2. lorien1973

    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    Yes I have seen this numerous times on MSN. Silly, isn't it? I emailed MSN every time I have found this and they haven't done anything yet.
     
    lorien1973, Jan 31, 2006 IP
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    DomainMagnate Prominent Member Premium Member

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    do you guys really care about MSN?

    It's such a waste, join all link exchange programs and rank number one quickly, but it's useless - no traffic at all!
     
    DomainMagnate, Jan 31, 2006 IP
  4. miko67

    miko67 Peon

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    Wow man, you actually took the time to email MSN about this kind of misbehaviour of their algorithm :cool: Respect!

    But seriously, it does sound like a bit of a waste of your valuable time writing emails notifying them about this algo-behaviour.

    I would suspect that either they are already working intensely on modifying the code for next "update" anyway, or that they just won't care until public opinion puts enough pressure on them to make changes.

    It's probably not that easy to change anyways.

    Maybe if we all took the time to post findings of this sort of misbehaviour
    in order to publicly announce the shortcomings of the MSN search engine.

    Do you think that would help any? I mean, we are upwards of 7.500 active members in here, last I heard.
     
    miko67, Jan 31, 2006 IP
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    fsmedia Prominent Member

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    I don't agree with that. A good 23% of my organic traffic still comes from MSN. I think it's a good source of traffic still. It's nearly double my Yahoo! traffic, but half of my Google traffic.
     
    fsmedia, Jan 31, 2006 IP
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    I get a few hundred visits a month from MSN on new sites.

    Not near the number I get from google later, but also not "no traffic at all"
     
    jazzylee77, Jan 31, 2006 IP
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    Its not a lot of traffic, but its enough to want to get. I want SE traffic to be more even between the big 3, so that I am not more reliant on google than yahoo and/or msn. A better algo at yahoo and msn will help that along.
     
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  9. lorien1973

    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    Yes, that tactic works on google too. You can have 100% identical content as long as the registrant names differ. Seems to be a nice little flaw in the system :)
     
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    miko67 Peon

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    What you're telling me is effectively that affiliate websites (or websites with identical content) which are usually on different registrants unique domain names, would not be punished for duplicate content...

    I find that hard to believe.

    Can you - or anybody else - clarify on this in respect to Google versus MSN and Yahoo?
     
    miko67, Jan 31, 2006 IP
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    I thought it was William H. Gates. :D
     
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  12. miko67

    miko67 Peon

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    What was :confused: :eek:

    Bringing something intelligent to the debate instead of those post inflating one liners will greatly increase you chances of gaining a minimum of respect over time.
     
    miko67, Jan 31, 2006 IP
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    I get decent number of vistors from MSN but I always prefer using google :D
     
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    #14
    I Suspect this to be true for a rather large number of webmasters.

    And if "everything else fails" in terms of getting visitors from Google, we'll always have MSN :p :rolleyes:
     
    miko67, Feb 1, 2006 IP
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    I can't see Google basing there duplicate content filter on regristrant info....most duplicate content isn't from the same person, it's from various website owners using the same articles, etc...

    ...I'm sure it's Google's intention to stop not just the registrant from using duplicate content but ensuring that results for all sites aren't using the same content.
     
    Alberta, Feb 1, 2006 IP
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    I definetly agree that i dont think msn is using any kind of duplicate content filter
     
    narsticle, Feb 10, 2006 IP
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    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    Yikes, you are missing out then.
     
    Mia, Feb 10, 2006 IP
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    Mike, I do consider MSN to be one of the major players. Even getting 10% traffic from them is 10% more than I had.

    Talking about owning searches, search for spyware removal on msn. Top domains are type of format. Never checked it out, but I bet they are owned by the same people.

     
    cpucandy, Feb 10, 2006 IP
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    Hehe... Right you are :cool:
    It's a sad day for a SE when customers have to go past the top ten for everything due to this complete stuffing of irellevant s***:rolleyes:

    [​IMG]
     
    miko67, Feb 10, 2006 IP