MSN Search driving me nuts

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I've submitted to MSN Search but it has
an incredibly low position (perhaps around 100+) for my main keywords
although I'm in the top 10 sites on most other search engines.
Any thoughts why?

In addition, it doesn't use the page's title text for the listing but just the URL,
both for the listing's header as well as the short description. The listing
(appearing way down in their index because I have to search on the domain
name to catch it) looks like this: /

Notice the missing slash in the description, which isn't a big deal but
anyway, strange. Usually the search engines use the content in the
title tag for the first line and then pick some text from the main page
for the second line, the description.

I've noticed this strange behaiour for a few other sites as well.
That's really weird. MSN Search doesn't seem to work very well. And the
incredibly low position neither reflects the popularity nor the relevance.


Re: MSN Search driving me nuts

WHOAH bloated code

this needs cleaning out - you can tell things have been added over time
because its so inconsistent, theres also a mix of external and internal css
that make it a nightmare to read!
start with some basic structure setting out the content using logical code

<title>VST Plugins Software Synths and Effects for AuduiUnits AU</title>
<meta name="description" content="vst plugins">
<meta name="keywords" content="vst plugins vst plugins synth vst plugins
synths vst plugins software vst plugins effect vst plugins effects
audiounits audio units au">
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=windows-1251">
<style type="text/css">
a span
<li><a href="allnews.html"><span>vst plugins </span>All news</a></li>
<li><a href="downloads.html"><span>vst plugins </span>Download</a> </li>
<li><a href="contact.html"><span>vst plugins </span>Contact</a> </li>
<li><a href="users.html"><span>vst plugins </span>Media</a></li>
<li><a href="sendb.html"><span>vst plugins </span>Send bug report</a> </li>
<li><a href="tips.html"><span>vst plugins </span>Tips</a></li>
<li><a href="faq.html"><span>vst plugins </span>FAQ</a></li>
<li><a href="build.html"><span>vst plugins </span>buy now</a></li>
<h1>VST Plugins <span></span></h1> <!-- use image replacemenet here -->
<p>Introduction Text</p>



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Re: MSN Search driving me nuts

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Heh, alright. Yeah it's been maintained over time and it might be inconsistent,
but is that *really* a motivation for penalties?

And what do you think's the reason? The accidental mix of internal and external
style sheets or what?

I've been looking for a CMS to make maintenance easier, but haven't found a
useful CMS which generates search engine friendly links and also allows me
to keep the tree structure of the site as is.


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