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 11:39 am on Jun 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Rankings in Ask Jeeves are generated by a complex algorithm that reviews all the websites in the database, then bases which websites are most relevant in relation to the search term by their content, mostly from visible text. I can offer you a few suggestions on how to increase the chances of ranking well in Ask Jeeves.

If you are looking to increase the chances of your web site ranking well for a particular search term, make sure you have those keywords present not only in your HEAD tags (Title, Meta 'Keywords' and Meta 'Description' tags), but most importantly in the content/visible text of your web page.

The keywords must also appear frequently in the page's text to increase the keyword's density. Keyword density is the key to good rankings. Ask Jeeves rely heavily on the text of your page when considering it's ranking. I would suggest including a paragraph on your page that explains the services you provide while including important keywords.



 12:23 pm on Jun 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

has "monsieur jeeves" any tips for actually getting into the database???? - without paying.


 3:49 pm on Jun 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm in Askjeeves. At a URL my site hasn't been at since February. It doesn't look like they actively are spidering at all for quite some time.


 7:18 pm on Jun 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ditto that!


 7:38 pm on Jun 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

The little fella took robots.txt and buggerd off a couple of days ago. First time I'd seen him on my site. A fleeting, teasing visit. Nasty little bloke!



 3:52 pm on Jun 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

I have'nt seen a major update on jeeves for a while.

Nell, in regards to your point, i would think that is a policy regarding all search engines rather than just jeeves


 3:40 pm on Jun 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

I can't see how Jeeves/Teoma can remain competitive if they only include paid listings. As a consumer I don't care a hoot who has paid and who hasn't -- all I want is the information that I am looking for and if I get better results elsewhere, well that's where I'll go.


 3:49 pm on Jun 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yes, the PFI does seem to result in less relevant results, even for non-commercial sites that otherwise got into Yahoo AND Zeal/Looksmart for free in a timely fashion. But can't make it into Teoma.

It's a shame. Ask Jeeves had it's 15 minutes of fame in 2000. I don't know anyone who uses them anymore.


 8:04 pm on Jun 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

> I have'nt seen a major update on jeeves for a while.

While that is certainly true, there was a good 'shuffle' when Teoma was brought in. My site went up/down in serps for almost every KW. But Teoma or no Teoma, my listing has an old description from last year!


 8:42 pm on Jun 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

I did see the shuffles, on the teoma > relaunch, and a couple of mild tremors, but nothing that concludes me to believe, that they have an award winning algo, except a relatively dated index of sites.


 8:44 pm on Jun 24, 2002 (gmt 0)


teoma's and other ask jeeves web properties, should not be discounted at any cost. Things move very quickly in the game of search engines.

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