Site Not Listed In Live Search RRS feed

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  • I submitted to MSN many times not too many to get spam but over the course of 6 months.  I changed my web site to be W3C compliant, i am using Gzip compression to load pages faster. I have good unique seo content. I submitted a sitemap using webmaster tools in msn. I dont know what to do. Someone please help.  StubOrder.com is my web site and its not even listed or found.
    Thursday, August 28, 2008 1:01 AM



    I'm not quite sure what you are looking for. When I ran a search for "stuborder", stuborder.com held 5 out of the first ten results.
    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 7:42 PM

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    Hi, Dave.


    I had a quick look at your website, and then did a bit of checking.


    I did a couple of searches on "stuborder".  You came up #1 in Google and were not listed in Live (I looked at the first 150 results).


    I did a search on "concert tickets".  You weren't listed in Google (I looked at the first 600 results), and you weren't listed in Live.


    I looked for backlinks.  Google showed zero.  Live gave me five.


    A couple of observations:


    There is virtually no text on your home page, just a few headings.  It is almost entirely links to other pages.  I clicked through to the sub-pages, and by the time I got to a page that actually had descriptive text I was three levels deep in sub-folders (eg, /concert-tickets/rap-hip-hop-tickets/sido-tickets/).  This speaks well for your organization of the website, but from everything I've read search engines devalue content in direct proportion to its removal from the root.  So three levels deep can't be a good thing for the search engines to see (assuming that they go that deeply into the website).


    I'm not certain of the terminology, but I think your home page qualifies as a "landing page", and elsewhere on this forum, Brett Yount has said that Live doesn't like landing pages.


    In short, I couldn't find the "good unique seo content" you laid claim to.  I think you've named the sub-folders well, but that doesn't count for much if there isn't much textual content and what little there is appears at the end of a long sub-folder chain.


    I think you need to develop some actual content, especially for the home page.  There isn't even an "About Us" page.  Never mind the SEO stuff, a lot of people won't give their money up on a site that doesn't tell them anything about the owners.  "Contact" lists only a toll free number - no PO Box or physical address, not even an email address.  Not exactly a confidence-builder.


    In addition, I think you need to get a lot more links from other related websites.  Your backlink count seems way too low to expect much from search engines in a competitive area like yours.


    The internet was developed as a means to share information, and that legacy is still with us.  Search engines value information more than products and services.  For example, the Live search for "stuborder" turned up a lot of websites that mentioned yours, ie, ones that provided information about the term I was doing my search for.  Unless you develop some useful content that relates to your tickets sales business, I think you'll always have difficulties getting listed high in search engine results.  This content would be considered a "value added" and would benefit your prospective customers as well as the SE bots.


    ... Duane

    Thursday, August 28, 2008 2:35 AM
  • I'll take a look at this and get back to you in a day or two with any suggestions I might have.





    Monday, September 15, 2008 10:03 PM
  • anxiously awaiting your reply. . . . .
    Saturday, September 20, 2008 4:13 AM

    I'm not quite sure what you are looking for. When I ran a search for "stuborder", stuborder.com held 5 out of the first ten results.
    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 7:42 PM
  • When using live search and doing a search for "stuborder" i am not getting any results for my web site, just links from other web sites that are using my link.  Does live search have different results for different areas of the world?
    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 7:47 PM