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Can a cool, sleek new design garner enough buzz to cause an upheaval in the search engine popularity ranks? Keep in mind that we do live in a society where the general public WILL respond to the way something looks if it’s compelling enough (cars, iPods, mobile phones, clothes, celebrities).
I just read John B’s interview with Jim Lazone from Ask about relevance, google relationship and askmail.
Last night Ask.com hosted an afterparty at club LQ here in New York. Being the intrepid and dedicated souls we are, Jason Miller and I took one for the team and braved the hazards and horrors of open bars and loud music… and cool fighting robots and video games and well, you get the idea.
Jeeves may have been fired, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop talking to him. AskJeeves (now Ask.com) has added a new language tool that translates webpages, defines search terms, refers to Roget’s Thesaurus for synonyms, and helps searchers with pronunciation. I onder-way ether-way eeves-Jay an-cay anslate-ay ig-pay atin-lay?
Whether it’s hamburgers, pizza, telecom, coffee, Internet, muffler parts, or seniors’ services, there are Franchise opportunities available to evaluate.
Most of the big search engines have an official blog. Google, Yahoo, MSN and Ask Jeeves (they’ve still got the butler) all have their blogs where post new and interesting information about the world from their search engine eyes. All post fairly regularly except one, MSN.
Heh, while I was stuck in traffic on the way home tonight my brother called. We had one of our usual heated conversations — this time about search engines (he had read my post about PLAYing with search and thought I was nuts for wanting search engines to display stock quotes for terms like PETS, PLAY, etc).
Pay per click advertising is big business online. The two biggest players are Google Adwords and Yahoo’s Search Marketing (formerly known as Overture, and before that Goto.com).
Search engine Ask Jeeves appears to be having a world of problems with some of its software. Apparently, a number of anti-spyware firms have flagged Jeeves for some of the downloading techniques and distribution channels it chooses for its toolbars and other software.
The future of Ask Jeeves is still largely up in the air. Though it trails quite far behind its major competitors, the arguably 4th most popular search engine is actively paving its own road through technology, advertising, and widescale integration of complementary services, making it a major player in search, more potential than kinetic at this point, and different.
The real reason most people will be attending the Search Engine Strategies Conference in San Jose will be to party hard with Jeeves. No longer content to merely be the butler to answer all your questions, he’s moving into the jet set to actually make San Jose hotter than it already is.
Since the announcement of Ask Jeeves launching their own branded search advertising service, many were surprised Ask would elect to leave Google’s AdWords service seeing how financially successful the partnership was for both parties.
Now that Ask Jeeves has acknowledged they are going ahead with their own search advertising service, in order to celebrate the switch, apparently Ask is going to revamp the appearance of their search engine result pages in order to reflect these changes.
Google tells us there are 4 billion websites- almost one for everyone on the planet. And today you have decided to make it 4 billion and 1.