I've tried to practice SEO on my MSN groups site. They let you create new pages in HTML, but I get the feeling that they are preconditioned as WYSIWYG, because I can go back to a page I've created and edit - and when I do I can add to the HTML in HTML format or in plain text.
So I'm wondering, because I've only seen my groups site appear on Google one time, if Google and others even pay attention to these sites very often.
The one time I found a result, it was the name of a particular .jpg file. That filename has not been changed, but it no longer can be found on Google.
Am I wasting my time trying to practice on the groups site, or will the SEs find me over time? Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.