MSN blocks advanced query syntax

Search Engines | May 19th, 2007 | Comments Off on MSN blocks advanced query syntax

It has been awhile now since i could not check for backlinks through MSN search engine. It is well known that MSN search engine is the most reliable engine for displaying correct backlinks for a determinate web site.

Recently (even two weeks or so) i was trying to check backlinks for some of my sites and i was getting a blank white page (which was kinda frustrating actually, the most frustrating blank page i have ever seen). Since now, i had no clue what was going on, even tho i thought they might have disabled these advanced query syntax for their search engine. MSN has practically disabled the queries for “link:” “linkdomain:” and “inuri:”.

These functionality in fact have been abused by many automated program’s for mass usage data mining.

They were sarcastic enough and had their title on the blog set to “We are flattered, but…stop abusing our services they mean…

MSN search engine also announced that they are working hardly to bring this feature back alive as soon as possible. Then they continued

We have a few good ideas up our sleeve on how to enable this, but want to make sure we are making the right changes that will give you the functionality you want and all of our customers the experience they deserve.

Here is their announce on MSN’s blog

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