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Please, I need advice regarding indexed pages RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I think my web is having problems with the MSN bot.
    I have two versions for the same web, in english and spanish. Both are in the same domain, but having different subdomains for each language.

    MSNbot doesn't seem to like the spanish version, because it has only 2 indexed pages, and the crawler is not even returning to the site since 14/12/2007.
    The english version seems better (107 indexed pages) but anyway, very poor comparing to google results (1600+ results).

    The english version: http://www.keevu.com
    The spanish version: http://es.keevu.com

    I have done almost anything I know, like submitting a sitemap XML file (different for each language), checking for good HTML/XHTML, avoiding flash and a lot of images, limiting javascript...
    What can I do to get more pages indexed by MSN?

    Thanks in advance!
    Sunday, January 13, 2008 12:14 AM

Answers

  • Your spanish content doesn't rank as well because the links to it are not as good or as deep.  That said, I think we can do a better job of language identification.  I have reported this issue to the crawl team to make sure we aren't missing something here.   

     

    So the basic answer is you could improve coverage with more links.  Read this on building rank

    http://blogs.msdn.com/webmaster/archive/2008/01/11/i-m-not-ranking-in-live-search-what-can-i-do.aspx

     

    I will inform the crawl team of your issue and have a deeper look.  Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

     

    Jeremiah

     

    Monday, February 4, 2008 2:34 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    I have the same problem with my business website.

    I've had my website for 4 years now: http://www.joessmogcheck.com
    i was gettting top 3 on MSN Search for 2 years after Dec 2007 all my indexed pages disappeard and to this day i havent been able to figure out what is causing the problem..
    Monday, January 14, 2008 9:43 PM
  • I think MSN Live Search is almost USELESS.
    And MSN Bot is a stupid-bot.



    Thursday, January 17, 2008 3:22 PM
  •  

    it's quite obvious when you read all the problems with indexing from MSN why google are No1 with not only businesses but jo public too.

     

    millions of pages cannot be found on MSN but can be found on google.

     

    Which engine is Joe Public going to use??????????????????????

    Wednesday, January 30, 2008 7:09 AM
  • Your spanish content doesn't rank as well because the links to it are not as good or as deep.  That said, I think we can do a better job of language identification.  I have reported this issue to the crawl team to make sure we aren't missing something here.   

     

    So the basic answer is you could improve coverage with more links.  Read this on building rank

    http://blogs.msdn.com/webmaster/archive/2008/01/11/i-m-not-ranking-in-live-search-what-can-i-do.aspx

     

    I will inform the crawl team of your issue and have a deeper look.  Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

     

    Jeremiah

     

    Monday, February 4, 2008 2:34 AM
  • Thank you Jeremiah,

    Please let me know if I can help you.

    All I can say is that in Google, spanish version performs a lot better than english version.
    Also, in the Live webmasters tools, the
    Country/region for my spanish subdomain is US.

    Wednesday, February 6, 2008 2:46 PM