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Ask.com Gets a Good Review

The search engine Ask Jeeves has been reinvented, and has lost poor old Jeeves in the process. Recently, Walt Mossberg, technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wrote:

“Ask.com is starting from a low ranking. According to a recent study, Ask has only about 6% of the search market, compared with 41% for Google and 29% for Yahoo. Yet, Ask.com is improving fast, and is capable of playing above its ranking. …

Ask’s search-results pages are richer and better organized than typical Google results, and they give greater priority to content over ads. …

Google usually did a good job, but Ask usually did just as well, and its added features made the results more valuable. In a search for a particular digital camera, Ask’s page was topped by a picture of the camera, with links to reviews and price comparisons. Google’s page was topped by ads, followed by links to specific shopping sites. …”

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