Success with MSN

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I've recently had to change my business name (it was
Tsunami-Site-Design) so have spent part of the last few weeks building
myself a completely new website under a new domain name and then
promoting it and fine tuning the SEO.

Some of the results so far are quite interesting. The site is still in
the Google sandbox, so there isn't too much happening there. My sites'
position in the MSN SERPS however has been improving gradually. It was
listed within MSN within hours of publishing it on the web, and for
particular search terms has been gradually improving.

 For my main search term it is now at position #2 out of 426,470 results
and thats after only 3 weeks. For a very general search term it is #4
out of 1,371,511 results. It looks as though my SEO and site promotion
has paid off... I only hope it stays there and that Google treat the
site with the same high ranking when they let it out of the sandbox.

As an aside, it has kind of made me fairly pleased with MSN (despite
being an Apple Mac user and therefore not too keen on Microsoft), so if
they can make me feel like that, then it looks as though MSN could be
well on their way to launching a decent campaign to challenge the might
of Google.... Its only a matter of time now that Microsoft have got
their teeth into the search engine world.


Alan Cole. E-mail: justal at lineone dot net [Coastal Sports] [Website Design, hosting and promotion]

Re: Success with MSN

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We are the same way. Our site -- --
is performing exceptionally well on certain keywords that are
critical to us, even though we're relatively new (six months) to
the game. Google is beginning to catch up, but they still lag
behind. We've been living off our MSN SERPs in the meantime and are
buying AdWords with Google for the words we're not getting good
SERPs with.

One thing I've learned after 20 years in the tech industry: Never
count M$ out of anything they set their heart on. While Google may
be iconic in many respects I truly think they will, eventually,
overtake Google as the top SE. It'll be a fight and may take a
couple of years, but the SE world has now drawn the intense focus
of Micro$oft. Once that happens it's only a matter of time.

They are like the Borg. Resistance is futile.


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