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Re: Microsoft on MSN Search

__/ [ Who Turned Off The Lights? ] on Thursday 02 March 2006 07:24 \__

> On Thu, 02 Mar 2006 04:13:10 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6044803.html
>> Addressing the issue of search quality and bundling of search bars in
>> Vista
> [...]
> aaah, yah, you beat me to it. I saw it earlier as well and you surely came
> to mind Roy.
> What gets me is the following:
> <quote>
> Holloway said Microsoft has no plans to integrate its search engine into
> Vista, the new Microsoft Windows operating system set to replace Windows XP
> later this year or early next year.
> "Should we add a Google-like search engine, but twice as good, hard-core
> into Windows? Guess what. If we did that, I don't think a company called
> Google would be very happy," he said.
> </quote>
> Hmpthtphtpht! I don't believe it for a minute. Their integrating it into
> Vista was the one thing I was betting on carrying them over for the kill.
> Or did their last fiasco against Netscape finally hit home? hahaha, I doubt
> it. Like I've always said. Ole Billy gets a woody everytime someone
> whispers 'class action suit' and 'antitrust' into his ear.

I actually thought they had integrated a search bar into Internet Explorer 7.
Again, it's up for the court to judge how far this can go. Earlier today I
read that Google Sitemaps can give insight to their users about SERP's....

via Digg: "Google sitemaps turned on a new feature today. Now you have the
ability to not only look at what people search for and click on to get to
your site, but today you can now see what average position that phrase or
keyword comes up at! This makes things sooo much easier for SEO."

This is by no means a comparison, but just an arbitrary observation.

Makes you wonder...

Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz
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