The MSN Homepage is out with a new, streamlined and less cluttered look. While marking another milestone in the history, the MSN team has finally succeeded in making a page that is easier to navigate and is filled with services that web users need on daily basis. You can now get information about online videos, sports, lifestyle, news, entertainment and Bing search experience all-together on the MSN Homepage.
MSN Live Search has added some new features to its Live Search. Besides the fact that most of the search results by Live Search end up pretty much as what the user is looking for, still Microsoft wanted to refine the user search experience. According to the Live Search Team Blog, the MSN Live Search has a fresh new look and has also focused on website suggestion features. It now looks for more relevant results by delving deep into the search results. The update to the Live Search will now enable the Live Search Crawlers to burrow deep into the search results to dig out and suggest relevant sub-pages in accordance to the search query. This feature is quite similar to 'Google Sitelinks' where search results included a set of links below them to pages within the website. This feature that has now been incorporated in Live Search Results analyze the search results and find suitable shortcuts enabling the users to find what they are looking for without investing a lot of time.
In a Webmaster World thread, one user asked how to complain if MSN banned a site due to unfair reasons.
To this, MSNDude replied:
So far, many users are fed up of MSN's reinclusion methods,with some of them even saying that "Once burned, twice shy. Ask for "help" at your own risk, if you dare."
MSN India re-launches with a cutting-edge new design and new options and features. One of the new options include choosing either to view a narrow or a wide layout.
As seen on Agencyfaqs!, MSN India, the third-largest portal in India, continues its upgradation of services to corner a larger share of the market. Having the latest version of Windows Live Hotmail with 5 GB free storage space, the company has recently introduced some new services like 'Sky Drive', 'Live Messenger' and 'Live Spaces'.
In a recent state newspaper, it was announced that the state-owned Chinese partner of MSN, Microsoft's online services group, desires to sell all its holdings in the China-based joint venture.
Sometimes back in march, MSN/Live took their link: operator offline? Well MSN is now planning to open up that information once more with the new name Ã¢â¬ÅWebmaster PortalÃ¢â¬Â. In fact, just some days after when the Ã¢â¬Ålink:Ã¢â¬Â operator offline was closed, a small team was formed in Redmond. The team's main focus was to work on the next-generation set of tools, content and resources for SEO professionals and webmasters. Webmaster Portal is a single, friendly place to look for all tools and information relating to Live Search SEO. According to the official release, initially it will support the following categories:
Just last week aQuantive shareholders approved the company's acquisition by Microsoft which was the latter's final hurdle. Now Forbes says 'Today, itÃ¢â¬â¢s officially part of the Redmond family'.
Ã¢â¬ÅSome expect yet another overhaul of MicrosoftÃ¢â¬â¢s online ad operation as it integrates the $6 billion acquisitionÃ¢â¬âand as it continues to search for the right combination of execs, tech and strategy to make its ambitious plans pay off.
After MSN was reborn as Live.com the search engine giant refused to even acknowledge its erstwhile name. Now, things have taken a different turn. ResourceShelf reports that Live.com Adds Link to Ã¢â¬ÅMSN SourcesÃ¢â¬Â at the Top of a Search Results Page.
ResourceShelf :- "We noticed that a new permanent link (unlike others that can be toggled on and off) to MSN (like MSNBC, Encarta, etc.) is now included at the top of Live.com search results page.
The Live Search team announces three more features in Live Search images.
Now, along with regular images you can also specifically look for face portrait and black & white.
Samples of the new features areÃ¢â¬Â