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/pd [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, February 14, 2006
14 years ago

now lets wait for yahoo to start this now... :)-

googlist [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

indeed they've been rumored to have a Yahoo! Rewards program on deck...

slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06 ...

alek [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Read the official rules at this URL – msnsearchandwin.com/officialru ... ... which includes "odds of winning" – seems to me they are based on the assumption of 2,000,000 searches ... which seems like an incredibly low number to me for the month-long contest.

Raises an interesting question – what happens if they get, say 20,000,000 searches in the first two weeks ... do the odd go down ... or do the prizes go up? Contests/sweepstakes are heavily regulated ... so even though they state the number of prizes, it seems to me they have to be in the ballpark on the odds. And seems to me they should be giving away prizes for the duration of the event – I didn't see any wording that said it's over when all prizes are given out.

Disclaimer: I'm NOT a lawyer ... thank gawd!

pacificdave [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

whatever.... their search results still suck compared to Google Personalized Search.....

Stephen [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I'll stick with the search engine that doesn't have to pay me to use it. (Hint: It starts with a G)

Josue R. [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Lets not forget about Blingo (blingo.com), search engine powered by Google where random users are selected to win prizes.

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

If you use Amazon.com's a9.com search a few times, you get a miniscule (1.57%) discount on all your Amazon.com purchases. a9 is also powered by google. It only takes 2 or 3 days of use to get the discount to show up on Amazon.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

It doesn't work. It redirects me to
clk.atdmt.com/GBL/go/mgcssusa0 ...

And this site gets blocked by my host file, that says [aQuantive Inc][Avenue A][IE-SpyAd] about this site.

I have this great MVPS host file: mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm that redirects a huge list of adware, spyware and advertising pages to 127.0.0.1. So it works in IE, Opera, Firefox and any other program that connects to Internet,

Jon Henshaw [PersonRank 4]

14 years ago #

I hope it gets people to use MSN's search. I don't exactly care for Microsoft, but their search engine loves one of my sites, and they send it a ton of traffic. Google on the other hand...well that's another long, long story of love and hate.

Jeff [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Too bad...i am not U.S. resident :(

Edward [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Google should definitely do this.

Spice [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

How does this work for the visually impaired? It's all Flash and javascript. Even if there is an optional entry hidden somewhere, I doubt it provides as equal access as sitting there and clicking "Refresh".

Nubbs820 [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

google has blingo and askjeeves has searchchips so what's the difference with msn having this?

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