MSN Search is part of the MSN web portal, which is owned by Microsoft.
Existing MSN Search
New Beta MSN Search
According to a Nielsen//NetRatings report, 29.6% of the internet population searched at a MSN-owned website, in January 2004.
Note: The following information refers to the beta version of the new MSN Search service.
Aside from it’s search engine technology, MSN Search also has a few other resources to draw on when providing results:
|Documents Indexed||5 billion|
|Audience Reach||29.6% (Nielsen//NetRatings 01/04)|
|Supplies Results For||MSN|
|Pages Indexed||Entire website|
|Support Meta Robots Tag?||Yes|
|Index Description Tag?||Yes|
|Index Dynamic Pages? (CGI, ?, =, %, &, Etc.)||Yes|
|Cloaking Considered Spam?||Yes|
|Doorway Pages Considered Spam?||Yes|
|Duplicate Pages Considered Spam?||Yes|
|Invisible Text Considered Spam?||Yes|
|Keyword Stuffing Considered Spam?||Yes|
|Keywords in Hidden Value Tag Considered Spam?||Yes|
|Link Exchange Program Use Considered Spam?||Link farms|
|Tiny Text Considered Spam?||Yes|
|Free Submission||Submit Your Site
I will add more information on the new MSN Search, as they become available.
There has been a number of major changes in the search engine industry in the last couple of years.
AllTheWeb and AltaVista search results are now powered by Yahoo! Search Technology.
With MSN working on its own search engine technology, it basically only leaves one other “major” search engine, aside from Google and Yahoo!; that being Teoma.
Teoma primarily powers Ask Jeeves search results and appear above Ask Jeeves’ own knowledge base of answers to roughly 7 million commonly asked questions.
|Unique Visitors (Monthly)||11.3 million|
|Searches (Daily)||20 million (02/03)|
|Audience Reach||8.5% (Nielsen//NetRatings 01/04)|
|Search Engine Partner/s||Teoma|
|Directory Partner (Powered By)||Open Directory Project|
|Pay Per Click Partner||Google AdWords|
|Search Results Listing Order||Google AdWords
|Searches (Daily)||25 million+|
|Paid Inclusion? (Time to Index & Update + Costs)||Ask Jeeves Site Submit
Initial index: 7 days
Update: Every 7 days
1st URL: $30/URL/year
URL 2-1,000: $18/URL/year
|Free Submission||Not available|
|Paid Inclusion||Ask Jeeves Site Submit
|Spam Report / Supportemail@example.com|
|Customer Support Telephone Number||510-985-7400|