So I sent a message to MSN, via this contact form. My message follows:
I am the owner of the website at http://www.uborka.nu/
On all our pages we have a META robots tag in the header, with parameters noindex, noarchive, nofollow. This tag has always been in place.
This site appears at the top of an MSN search for “uborka”. The MSN web spider should see this tag and act upon it by not indexing my site.
Please fix your web spider immediately.
Seemed fair, I thought. I got this response:
Thank you for your message to MSN Privacy.
Unfortunately, I am unable to assist you with your support request as it does not relate to Privacy.
Support for MSN products and services can be found at the following Web site:
Please resubmit your inquiry at this site and an MSN support agent will contact you promptly with assistance.
For additional information about PC Health, Safety and Security, please visit: http://security.msn.com/
For additional information about the MSN Privacy Statement ,please visit: http://privacy.msn.com
Funny that. I would argue that my request DOES concern my privacy. I think my next step would be to use .htaccess to block the msnbot. That’ll learn them.