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MSN Shows Strange SEO Contest Behavior  (View post)

Hans Mast [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, January 19, 2006
17 years ago

If they are censoring, they are doing a clumsy job of it.

Search Engines [PersonRank 3]

17 years ago #

It could be a programming flaw or an intent to take a stance against SEO contests and monitoring – consuming their resources...

If like Google this is a result of a programming flaw – this says much about sites dropping for keywords through no fault of their own.

The archive MSN results from a few days ago is still available on v7n forums
for comparison...

Are there ever going to be hyperlink ability added for usernames to link to their sites on this blog?

alek [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

SEW – The V-E for charity site has screenshots of the GMY results for the first couple of days – see

Search Engines [PersonRank 3]

17 years ago #

The Mystery has been solved – sort of......

Look closely at these Search Queries – they are technically different

:LOL MSN's Algos – really takes things literally sometimes?????

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

I posted an update, now both search variants show results.

Search Engines Web, I get results for both of your queries. Did you get different results depending on case?

Bratsche [PersonRank 2]

17 years ago #

Would it be possible for Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc. to censor this contest. It seems like their spiders would pick up the key words and phrases at a pretty high rate in the case of a popular contest. And it doesn't seem to be working well, either.

Alex Kapranoff [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

That's ok. Algorithms try to do the so called "fuzzy" or "not exact" matching in case straightforward approach of ANDing all words yields zero results.

We do it in our russian search engine Adding a word to a search query does not equal to using AND literally.

József Jároli [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

I saw sites with "nofollow" link to the retrieved site showing up among Yahoo!'s backlink results months ago.

Matthew Brundage [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Yahoo did officially support the rel="nofollow" attribute as exidenced here:

Alfredo B. Palconit, Jr. [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

SEO Philippines continues its mission to spread the search engine optimization (SEO) gospel in the Philippines via the Isulong SEOPH keyword ranking contest.

"Running a SEO contest is a great way to get people interested in search engine marketing (SEM)," said Marc Hil Macalua, founder of SEO Philippines. "The Philippines has a lot of talented professionals in the web development field but surprisingly, we're behind other countries like India and some Eastern European states in terms of SEM knowledge and exposure. We want to change that."

Over PHP130,000 in prizes will be given to the top ten finalists. To win the top prize, one must be #1 for the keyword phrase isulong seoph in on September 29, 2006 at 8:00 PM. During the awarding ceremonies, there'll be a public viewing of the SERPs to determine the official winners.

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