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    Wonder how many goes they will have before they bring out the full version.

    See article at

    http://searchenginewatch.com/searchd...le.php/3434261


    and MSN beta search at
    http://beta.search.msn.com

    Needless to say when I just tried a search it came back with

    "This site is temporarily unavailable, please check back soon."

    followed by

    "Didn't get the results you expected? Help us improve."

    So maybe the first improve suggestion would be to make sure it can cope with a reasonable workload ;-)

    Les

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    It looks like they've improved the results slightly. They're still missing a lot of large sites. For example searching for 'books' still doesn't bring up Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Borders. Pretty much all search engines agree that those sites should be in the top 10.
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    The results are *terrible* for most practical searches and just provide tons of irrelevant results. There's something seriously wrong with the algorithm.

    There's a collosal amount of spam in there too. The bottom line is tht Google's results seem to be better.
    Innovative advertising with Slimeware Corporation and Telephore. Mail-order fuel with Petrol Direct.

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    The results are weird. One of my sites is #1 for a really good term that I probably don't deserve. They've got a lot of work to do.

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    Great place for merchants to see which affiliates are SE spammers using a variety of tricks.
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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    man, that's gonna hurt when that goes online.
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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