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  • I have followed all given instructions and understand that MSN is slow for new sites. Can you let me know if there is an issue or give the bot a push? Thanks. www.youserguide.com

    Thursday, May 7, 2009 12:29 AM

Answers

  • Hi ahutch,

    I looked at your site and I think you have a couple issues:

    1. Originality of content

    The nature of your content is such that it is not original. I suggest looking at ways of introducing original content where possible. I'm not talking about restating what is already there and run risks of plagiarizing. I'm thinking of videos or the like that you host on your site. Hosting on youtube won't help.

    2. Lack of incoming links

    I think you have the beginnings of a good thing here, but until you set yourself up as an authority on user guides (or youserguides as it were) you are going to find it hard to get your pages indexed because another authority may already have this content indexed (the manufacturer for example). There are lots of ways to becoming an authority, but one way is to gather RELEVANT backlinks to your pages.

    Brett
    Program Manager, Live Search Webmaster Tools
    • Marked as answer by Brett Yount Monday, May 18, 2009 7:30 PM
    Monday, May 18, 2009 7:29 PM

All replies

  • Just wanted to let you know that the FORUM link on the http://webmaster.live.com/webmaster page needs updating. And that MSN still has not started indexing my site.
    Monday, May 11, 2009 6:55 PM
  • Bump. Still the same question. http://ww.youserguide.com
    Monday, May 18, 2009 5:48 AM
  • Hi ahutch,

    I looked at your site and I think you have a couple issues:

    1. Originality of content

    The nature of your content is such that it is not original. I suggest looking at ways of introducing original content where possible. I'm not talking about restating what is already there and run risks of plagiarizing. I'm thinking of videos or the like that you host on your site. Hosting on youtube won't help.

    2. Lack of incoming links

    I think you have the beginnings of a good thing here, but until you set yourself up as an authority on user guides (or youserguides as it were) you are going to find it hard to get your pages indexed because another authority may already have this content indexed (the manufacturer for example). There are lots of ways to becoming an authority, but one way is to gather RELEVANT backlinks to your pages.

    Brett
    Program Manager, Live Search Webmaster Tools
    • Marked as answer by Brett Yount Monday, May 18, 2009 7:30 PM
    Monday, May 18, 2009 7:29 PM