| 3:13 am on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I have one site that's been getting a lot of traffic from Ask over the past few days.
The odd thing is that the section of the site getting the traffic is a basic Amazon data feed store so it's pretty dead as far as main stream search engine referrals go.
| 10:00 pm on Jul 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|Ask has some very positive things going for it... |
Really? I haven't seen anything positive about Ask. In fact I don't know where I'd go to find a worse search engine. Jeeves must have taken the database with him when he bailed.
| 10:47 pm on Jul 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
In case any one from ask is reading this thread,
I really think they should start accepting URL submissions like the 3 decent search engines out there,,
They spent more money advertising that search engine on UK TV than i've seen just about any internet company spend ,, all for what!
| 7:12 pm on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
All for what? As a prelude to bankruptcy is my guess.
| 10:19 pm on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
>>I haven't seen anything positive about Ask.
Let me guess, poor rankings for you = poor search engine.
I haven't seen any published data on relevence, but a couple of months ago I conducted a test (which consisted of a series of about 10 questions from a grade school homework assignment) Ask did the best job of interpreting the search query and returning the appropriate results.
And for the record, I probably get less traffic from Ask then I should. But that doesn't make me sour on their search engine.
| 12:31 am on Jul 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Erm, thats not it, for me anyway, i've actually had 3 websites showing on pages 2 & 3 of their SERPS,, but the thing is,,,,
I know a 1 year old website in one off my categories that has an Alexa rank better than
I know alexa rankings are not definitive, but within the top 100,000, they're quite good,,,,,
| 5:25 pm on Jul 29, 2006 (gmt 0)|
im seeing improvements in ASK - could be a dark horse yet but it has little reach thats the only problem i think
As for spidering it has purges on some of the sites we work on but i recently noticed one site getting a real pounding by the bot, i mean very heavy spidering, normally where ive seen this in the past the site in question has improved in the ask search results - we will see this time.
In conclusion, i notice ask is increasing its bot activity over all so perhaps it is about to deliver something.
| 6:27 pm on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I think ask is the worst search engine personally. They have some nice commercials though.
They need a much fresher index to start..
| 2:53 am on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)|
>>They need a much fresher index to start..
When I started this thread I mentioned heavy spidering by Ask. Based on recent queries, Ask is now showing fairly fresh content for me. In fact, I've got more pages in Ask than Google right now.
| 7:56 pm on Aug 13, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Ask needs to grows its database and update itself a lot sooner. Although I shouldn't complain as my site is on the first page with my keywords.
| 1:10 pm on Aug 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
There is no doubt that Ask is getting fresher with their index. If they keep this up, we could have four SEs in a real race.
| 5:31 am on Aug 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Our site has been getting some spidering from ask as well recently, it would certainly be nice to be able to submit a list of pages instead of the bot having to wander around the site.