Well here it is, the much talked about release of their shiny new search engine with some innovative features, most notably, the “Search Builder” popup layer that allows you to create complex queries in a simple way and a “Near Me” button for local searches!
Early testing suggests relevant results (read that favoring good content and thus my sites and those of clients ;-), clean user interface, and generally good reviews.
Now we must wait and watch our visitor statistics and see if MSN Search sends more visitors to those top ranked sites than the anemic numbers seen from MSN top ranked sites in the past.
Personally, I think Yahoo has more to fear than Google with MSN entering the race. MSN delivers relevant results and then sends searchers from those top ranking results TO the web sites that turn up in top results. Something Yahoo has yet to