Scott Dorman


I have just implemented the advanced search box on my blog and have noticed an issue with the Live Search indexes for my blog. I have two blog posts that should show up if you search my blog for the keyword "MCP". Until today, only one post shows up. As of today, that post and the monthly archive page shows up, but the second post still doesn't show up as an entry.

What is the frequency of index updates and how is that frequency influenced

Thanks,

Scott.




Re: Update Frequency

Scott Dorman


I normally don't follow up on my own posts, but the update frequency for the indexes is really starting to hurt the usefulness of Live Search. From a users persepctive, the indexes are expected to be always current (within a maximum of a few hours, at least in my opinion).

Here is a good example: I published a new blog post early this morning (around 3:00 AM EST). It was indexed by Google shortly after that. As of right now (8:20 PM EST) it still isn't in the Live Search results. For reference, I'm using the following search criteria: photo site:geekswithblogs.net/sdorman

Thanks,

Scott.






Re: Update Frequency

Cpugeni

I have been searching for some documentation or an FAQ to confirm the frequency the MSNBot Crawler indexes websites. I was also wondering whether having an API Key meant your website would be crawled more often since it has a Windows Live Search box... Who knows! I think an FAQ is needed.

We currently use an old version of MondoSearch which indexes every night, its good, but has its issues, which are POSTing for search instead of using a querystring (when you click back, the webpage expired message is shown).