MSN Search Quick to Index. Quick to Spam?
A thread at WebmasterWorld named 8 days to list new pages – impressive! got me thinking. The thread was started by WebmasterWorld moderator Caine, who wrote;
MSN took exactly eight days to list a new set off pages i banged out last saturday, and i will keep a track of whether they crawl and update this quick with other sections that i released on Tuesday and on Friday. Thought G would be first hands down – but they haven’t budged – i’m impressed MSN.
In response to that, WebmasterWorld, MSN Forum moderator, Receptional wrote;
Yes, but isn’t there a downside for this speed Caine (other than people moaning about bandwidth?) – the downside being that it is much easier to also spam the index – at least in the short term? Now – that’s good for you.. but is it good for them
Hmmm…. I see it all the time in all the forums. MSN Rocks, We love MSN. It loves my sites! I am the most relevant. Yada yada. But who is really winning?
Barry Schwartz is the Editor of Search Engine Roundtable and President of RustyBrick, Inc., a Web services firm specializing in customized online technology that helps companies decrease costs and increase sales.