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Ask Jeeves Intro's "Famous People Search"
Is this a brilliant idea?
martinibuster




msg:30743
 8:00 am on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

AJ now has a Famous Person Search [static.wc.ask.com].

Should help people doing their homework on famous people.

On the other hand, it seems like the zeitgeist search roundups are dominated by celebrity searches.

Good move or bad move?

 

martinibuster




msg:30744
 7:37 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Err... ah... Not too much interest I guess. Sorry Jeeves, who loves you?

Freedom




msg:30745
 7:52 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

I did some test searches. I don't see what the big deal is. I can accomplish the same thing by typing the name into the searchbox.

Am I missing something?

PatrickDeese




msg:30746
 7:57 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

hmm. mispellings of female celebrity names still pulls out the usual Adult industry sites.

whoopee. this thread just doubled their average unique visitors. ;)

Freedom




msg:30747
 8:20 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

It doesn't work. I typed my name in there and got nothing and I am a famous Adult Film Star.

:-)

steveb




msg:30748
 10:48 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sigh... my domain continues to now have only one page indexed, but Jeeves in its non-brilliance continues to show celebrity pictures that were removed from my domain seven months ago.

Oh great, more hits to 404 pages from Jeeves now.

digitalv




msg:30749
 11:33 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

What I find the most annoying is that I've been online since around 1995 - 1996, I have a book that's been published, I have written articles on various subjects, etc...

But when I do a "vanity search" (ask.com, Google, wherever) the top two results are my FATHER's cheesy real estate site, which has only been online for a year, and an argument I had in like 1998 with a spammer which he archived on his page.

What the heck is that all about?

beakertrail




msg:30750
 11:01 am on Apr 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

I type in my name and it brings up listing of my personal site which has info about me. As far as I know, having my own web site is about as much fame as I have.

Doing the search in Ask.com brings up identical results.

What is different? It appears, nothing!

Beaker

HelenDev




msg:30751
 11:13 am on Apr 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

Oh great, more hits to 404 pages from Jeeves now

I can identify with this. During my site's initial few weeks we underwent a few URL changes (not good, I know), and ask is the only place which continuously, to this day, sends people to the old pages, months after they had gone. Do they not re-crawl often, or something?

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