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Q: MSN UK ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: MSN UK
Category: Business and Money > eCommerce
Asked by: archbishop2000-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 10 Dec 2003 08:43 PST
Expires: 09 Jan 2004 08:43 PST
Question ID: 285664
Minimum 4 star researcher please

Who provides their search results? (Not pay per click)

How do i get listed?
Subject: Re: MSN UK
Answered By: sgtcory-ga on 10 Dec 2003 09:03 PST
Hello archbishop2000,

Thanks for the questions.

Q. Who provides their search results?

MSN UK search results are powered by You can read more
about the relationship here :

"Web Pages is powered by, an algorithmic crawler which
provides pages from the web relevant to a user query...."

To verify this, you can compare a search for the word test at MSN and - who also uses Inktomi after their sponsored Espotting
search results :

MSN search for 'test' results for 'test' (I put you past the Espotting results)

The algorithms may be slight different, thus the varying order of results.

Q. How do i get listed?

You can go to Inktomi and add your site through an authorized agent.
They use resellers to add sites to their index :

"Search Submit is available exclusively through the Inktomi authorized
resellers listed below...."

"Your submitted pages rapidly become available throughout Inktomi's
Web Search network, which includes MSN, Hotbot, and other major

Here are some direct links to add your site to the Inktomi index :



You may also want to consider adding your site to the ODP (Open
Directory Project). Inktomi frequently crawls their content, and it's
free :


Thanks for the great question! Should you need further clarification,
I would he happy to assist.

To assist with this answer, I surfed the MSN UK site until I found the
information I needed. No further searches were used.


Clarification of Answer by sgtcory-ga on 10 Dec 2003 09:13 PST
Of further note - Yahoo owns Inktomi now. It's fairly common knowledge
to 'techies' that follow search engine news, but I was unsure if you
already knew about it :

Yahoo Inktomi Information

Thanks again,

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