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Trusted Feed And Losing Msn Listings
Posted 03 November 2004 - 09:19 AM
It's been months since MSN stopped using Trusted Feed, and referrals from MSN have been steadily dropping.
I can't help wondering if we remove the site from Trusted Feed altogether if that would actually help. I figure Yahoo would pick up the pages for free, and then so would MSN.
Is it possible that because the pages are all in the trusted feed database and not the main database that MSN will simply not pick them up?
Has anyone else faced this and if so, what have you done?
Posted 03 November 2004 - 10:08 AM
I've sometimes had this work, but a lot depends on the crawlable nature of the pages.
Posted 03 November 2004 - 11:06 AM
I'll recommend we do some tests like that and see what happens.
Posted 03 November 2004 - 06:31 PM
I have been trying to figure this one out as well, as a few sites are in the same boat. Another nuance I have seen but can not confirm (incomplete data) is that if one uses geotargetting, the URLs do not drop out of the YST index altogether. In such a case, the same URL will show up in MSN (NineMSN in my case) as well as in Yahoo, only nthe Yahoo results will be Site match Xchange.
Perhaps try just targetting the US and see what happens. Worth a try anyway.
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