A WebmasterWorld thread states that smaller pages tend to rank better in MSN search as compared to larger pages.
Has anyone else noticed that very small pages rank highest in MSN? This could explain why doorways and blogspots rank so well. To test this, I reduced text on my homepage down to just a paragraph or so, with links to my internal pages. The content reduced from 22k to about 5k. Within 2 days, the page went from page 5 to page 1 for a competitive phrase.
Another comment states that:
I've seen this too. MSN does not seem to care about the number of words on a page. I saw an "About" page rank very high for a competitive phrase – all the page had was about two paragraphs and the phrase was mentioned once.
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