homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.145.183.169
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / Search Engines / Ask - Teoma
Forum Library, Charter, Moderator: open

Ask - Teoma Forum

This 34 message thread spans 2 pages: < < 34 ( 1 [2]     
Is Ask a better search engine than Google?
Am I the only one that thinks this?
elguiri

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3319768 posted 9:39 am on Apr 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Just wanted to test opinion out there (and find out if anyone is looking at this department in the forum).

Ask has less money than Google, fewer resources and, accordingly, less frequent spidering and updating, and a smaller index.

Nonetheless, as far as I can see it produces much better results. Ask is naturally more difficult to game, and no Ask rep has needed to ask webmasters to rat on their colleagues - because it hasn't needed to.

Couldn't webmasters be the kingmakers in the search game? Google became popular with the masses because it was popular with geeks in the first instance. Couldn't we gently urge the masses towards Ask - at least as an alternative. (I'm a hopeless dreamer).

Diversity is good for everyone, and the big G monopoly is rather worrying.

 

rustybrick

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3319768 posted 12:01 pm on Jun 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am told. by years end, "Edison" will be rolled out. So we should expect more from the results.

pageoneresults

WebmasterWorld Senior Member pageoneresults us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3319768 posted 12:50 pm on Jun 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am told. by years end, "Edison" will be rolled out. So we should expect more from the results.

We have another topic going where we are discussing Ask and their mishandling of 301, 302, 404, its a mess!

Ask cannot afford to wait until years end. At that time, the other three will surely have done something to expand their marketshare and take away from Ask which has lost 50+% of its marketshare in this year. Does that give us a strong indication of where they are going?

They can release Edison, Franklin, Washington, Lincoln, Nixon, etc. I just feel its too late for them. They'd be better off getting acquired by Yahoo! or MSN.

And if they keep up with their current media campaign, the commercials, the billboards, the "shock" style advertising, there is still room for them to hit bottom.

The Algorithm

After watching the commercials, the consumer has to be even more confused about what the heck the algorithm is. And, do they care at this point? Ask is sending a confusing message to the general public. The message is clear for Webmasters but Joe Public responds just like those people on the commercials; HUH? Next....

Heck, Gigablast stands a better chance...

callivert

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3319768 posted 2:38 am on Jun 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

try "virginia" or "france" in image search and compare with the others

image search "France" on ask: the eiffel tower, the Champs Elysee, some maps.
image search "France" on Google: the eiffel tower, the Champs Elysee, some maps.

Not sure what your point was.

FromRocky

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3319768 posted 5:13 am on Jun 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

HUH? Next....

Ask can find Kato Kaelin, an obscure non-celebrity.

This 34 message thread spans 2 pages: < < 34 ( 1 [2]
Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Search Engines / Ask - Teoma
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved