Why is the new MSN Search engine ignoring my blog?

The new MSN Search engine is simply ignoring my blog: http://search.msn.com/results.aspx?q=%22Florin+Lazar%22&FORM=QBHP

Any other search engine will point the first hit to http://blogs.msdn.com/florinlazar but MSN Search seems to skip my page. I don't know why...

[Update April 18, 2005] Good news, MSN Search finally got to my blog today.

Comments (2)

  1. Florin,

    ignoring seems to be a strong point with msn search. for example, it knows about 2.500 pages from my site ‘nickles.de’ – google otoh, has more than 520.000 pages from nickles.de in its index.

    way to go for msn, imho.


    thomas woelfer

  2. Ovidiu says:

    Strangely enough, MSN seems to visit my blog every week or so, but it shows up low in the results when I search for my name (while my blog is #1 when looking for "Ovidiu Platon" with Google).

    As far as I know, search engines tune their rankings according to many factors; maybe MSN is just too young for now and it needs to learn more from its users. I know Google does this for sure: Every once in a while, when clicking on a result I’m redirected to Google first and to the actual website later. Usually I’m taken directly to the website. It may be a way of collecting samples for rankings, imho.

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