Tired and really fed up with the amout of time I spend on MSN web tools RRS feed

  • Question

  • Are we treated as stupid sheep?
    I am sure that like me you are busy, too busy in fact to be messing around with MSN ranking. Tweaking here and there in the vain hope that clarity will emerge from this bog called MSN live search.
    I have been here before with my mad rantings only to go away with this feeling that I am being singled out, given the run around.
    Try this........boil a big pan of water and add spaghetti, once cooked let it cool down and then try to tie it all in knots, if you succeed unknot the whole lot.....have you done it? if so how do you feel? what have you achieved? How much time did you spend doing it? What has it cost you in $ time.
    I can tell you spending half a day twitching in a dark cupboard with a bowl of cold knotted spaghetti after a non eventful bout on MSN tools and tweaking my web sites still does not fill me with the confidence that we all should have in the mighty Microsoft, given the amount of money live search has at its disposal why is it that there is no uniformity. why am I getting stressed? do I have a good strong case to take MS to court for the decline in my sanity.

    I am not mathematical genius and would not know how to apply an algorithm but I do know that Google and Yahoo seem to have a good well tried and tested method.......get to it MSN

    PS invite to Bill Gates for dinner at my place.....cold spaghetti on the menu. full entertainment in the form of surfing the net with Google on Safari on a Mac.....sanity in a world a chaos
    Saturday, August 9, 2008 11:33 AM


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  • Hi,

    My apologies that you feel this way. If you have ideas for other tools or issues with our current tool set, please let us know on the feedback forum: http://forums.microsoft.com/webmaster/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=2157&SiteID=79



    Monday, August 25, 2008 6:41 PM
  • Hey Apple Pie,

    Don't mention the cold spag...bill will be right over!

    Had a quick look at your website....probably nothing a good web design & search engine optimisation company couldn't fix.

    What seems to be the problem with your rankings?

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 1:36 PM
  • Your website has a lot of fundamental problems that would be confusing to visitors, not to mention SE bots.


    On the main menu two separate itmes - "spares" and "repairs" - lead to the same page.  This can be viewed a duplicate content,  a means of increasing keyword counts that can result in penalties from the SEs.


    The menu item "Gas Conversions" is an empty link - there is no page on this topic.  The dropdown menu for "Gas Conversions" yields a "Page not Found".


    The Spare Parts page has two unresolved image references.


    The sub-menus contain many model names that don't have pages behind them.


    On the Service page, the main menu items "spares" and "repairs" lead to the Services page, the one we are on.


    Perhaps you'd have more success with the search engines if you spent more time finishing your website and making it work properly and less time dreaming up speghetti fantasies.


    ... Duane

    Thursday, August 28, 2008 10:52 AM