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    MSN Woes!

    Only a couple of days ago, I was enjoying a no. 4 ranking on MSN for the phrase "web site design melbourne". But as soon as I changed my title from "web site design melbourne" to "web design melbourne" I dropped off the first few pages entirely!

    Such is how unpredictable search engines are! Anyone experience something similar?
    Last edited by Rahula; Sep 25, 2002 at 17:13.

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    That isn't unpredictable. You eliminated a keyword in one of the prime locations where the bots look for them to begin with.
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    Your are right Luke.

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    Try this MSN problem then:

    On Tuesday I received almost 500 visitors from MSN for the words "Hotel" and "Hotels". Yesterday, that number was about 150. There has been no change in the listing, and no change in the position it ranked. What the hell happened?????

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    Less people searched for "hotels"

    Microsoft ran an ad for hotels on MSN which diverted some traffic.

    Your site was down or slow temporarily.
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    Mmm, could be that it was down for 45 mins yesterday morning due to a trip switch problem.

    Apparently MSN were having problems displaying paid listings yesterday, and mine's a Looksmart listing. Funnily enough my Looksmart account registered the usual amount of clicks. I'm sure they're fabricating it, but that's another story.

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    don't get me started on MSN/microsoft problems.
    can't wait till my new hard drive arrives and red hat takes over


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