Mar 30, 2007 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Eytan Seidman of Live Search has announced that the link command operator was recently offline due to “mass automated usage for data mining.” He goes on to say that:

So for now, we have made the tough call to block all queries with these operators.

The move has received flak from webmasters. When Google and Yahoo! can handle such queries, what makes Live so handicapped? However, Eytan Seidman hinted that Live Search is working on “a few good ides up our sleeve” to offer better functionality for such queries.

Barry Schwartz has stated that this might be the indications that Microsoft is launching a webmaster tools section similar to Google’s Webmaster Central. Is there a upside to this seeming handicap of Live Search?

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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