Msg#: 3521535 posted 10:02 am on Dec 6, 2007 (gmt 0)
I do not work for ask but I have been very impressed with Ask. Depending on what you search for I have found answers that Google could not come up with. The results are very good from the UK and I have it set as my second Search Engine (after Google).
The best thing in terms of a webmaster point of view is that I find Ask has the best Bounce Rate and Pages/Visit by over 30% compared to other search engines (though they do tend to show more home pages over content pages that would influence this).
I think the new interface is really good and as (UK) webmasters we should look to embrace them.
Msg#: 3521535 posted 11:42 am on Dec 6, 2007 (gmt 0)
Hi Simey and Centime
Users outside the US will never embrace Yahoo (an MSN) because their localisation sucks (example search for Pizza). So I must insist that Ask is better than Yahoo! for UK users at least.
The monopoly is not good if we only rely on one SE for a chunck that could effect the bottom line. I for one am going to use Ask more and I hope other webmasters can break a habit of what seems like a lifetime and choose an alternative like Firefox over IE.