Search Engine Roundtable reported Tuesday that Microsoft Live Search, in an effort to “loosen up the spam filter”, has seen a major update. Over at WebmasterWorld however many are annoyed at the apparent level of poor results.

‘caveman’, one of the moderators at WebmasterWorld, made the comment “the net result has been more pages from iffy, third tier sites ranking than I have seen in long while”

If across the board results will continue to be of lower quality, it would not be surprising to see Microsoft roll back the update – either that or watch their market share dip even lower into the single digits; a loss they can’t afford to take.