View Full Version : Not doing well with MSN and HotBot Link Popularity
01-14-2005, 12:48 AM
This seems odd to me. I am using a really nice tool to check link popularity:
Which show that I am doing much better with Yahoo! and Google than I am with MSN and HotBot. Looking at other sites, this is the opposite of what is typical.
Any ideas why? Are there differences in how they index that I should be accounting for?
01-14-2005, 08:59 AM
It's probably a fairly new site so they may not have picked up your links yet. SEO is something that takes a lot of skill (which needs to be updated continuously) and a lot of patience.
01-15-2005, 01:46 AM
Do not worry about that - MSN and Hotbot all have much lower link counts for all my sites.
01-15-2005, 01:57 AM
MSN is shifting back and forth to Beta, referring more and more browsers,
might be a reason.
Generally - these SE may be sllower in act, Try to check if the sites that link to you are indexed.
01-15-2005, 02:23 AM
That makes sense. Is there anything specific we should be doing for the new MSN search technology?
01-15-2005, 05:26 AM
Mainly the "regulars" - proper on-site optimization (IMHO got more importance on MSN than G) + focused link building with pages that already show on serps.
01-16-2005, 01:33 PM
Here's alink to the MSN beta Guidelines page
01-20-2005, 03:39 AM
Thanks. This was helpful and interesting. I was very low on MSN, becuase they were indexing our site with beta.search.nsm , and we are now popping very well there. We have more inbound links there than any other engine. Good experiment.
Does HotBot matter? I am guessing they were based on Inktomi, who is now Yahoo. Any tips for HotBot? Do they matter?
01-20-2005, 05:44 AM
Very little traffic comes from HotBot but they have been coming up in some of Google's SERPs quite recently.
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