My site has disappeared from Live search results yet still has a 3/5 rating in webmaster tools RRS feed

  • Question

  • Ok... Curiously I went to live and did a search for my domain name yourhomeprofile.com, and lo and behold, no results.

    Google, and Yahoo seem to crawl my site fine. Google has 147 pages indexed and I get 80% of my traffic from them.

    I was listed just fine on Live up until about two weeks ago. What's the problem?
    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 9:42 PM


All replies

  • Hi,

    Your home page is indexed: http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=site%3Ayourhomeprofile.com&form=QBRE

    I suggest you read our indexing and ranking FAQs located at the top of those forums as well as our SEO/SEM blog series located at http://blogs.msdn.com/webmaster


    Program Manager, Live Search Webmaster Tools
    • Marked as answer by Brett Yount Thursday, May 21, 2009 4:19 AM
    Thursday, May 21, 2009 4:19 AM
  • AOL Yes 1 www.yourhomeprofile.com
    Google/ AOL/ HotBot Yes 1 www.yourhomeprofile.com
    Lycos Pro Yes 1 www.yourhomeprofile.com
    MSN No
    Netscape Yes 1 www.yourhomeprofile.com
    Yahoo!/ FAST/ AltaVista Yes 1 www.yourhomeprofile.com

    Funny that MSN is the only search engine who has the site indexed, but can't pull results when I search for the URL?

    I appreciate your response, but to pawn off the problem to SEO issues is quite weak. Google and Yahoo! don't have any issues when searching for the URL directly via their main pages.

    Do a search without the site: tag. How do you index a site, and make it undiscoverable by its own trademark domain name as a search phrase?
    Thursday, May 21, 2009 4:52 AM