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Blogmania Hits Jeeves Too

 12:28 pm on Feb 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

Like Google, Yahoo, and MSN before it, AskJeeves also caught a nasty case Blog Envy [blog.ask.com...]

Unfortunatly, the text is invisible on my laptop. What's up with that!?

[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 2:47 pm (utc) on Feb. 4, 2005]



 1:45 pm on Feb 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

I do not believe its blog envy, at all.

There is no reason why they shouldn't have an avenue to communicate with the SEMs. I bet they thought this through and said, "everyone will think we are copycats, we better not do this." But when it comes down to it, it just makes good sense and hurts no body.

I do find it interesting that they have implemented the nofollow tag for comment links. :)

Kaushal Kurapati

 8:56 pm on Feb 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

You're both right.

On one hand, we definitely had blog envy (but not BlogEnvy). We've been wanting to do this since September but never got around to prioritizing it with all of our other launches going on (there's a reason they call us the scrappy innovator - we're smaller than they are!). On the other hand, Rusty's right that we can't make decisions based on whether GYM has done something or not. Especially not when it comes to communicating with the search world. We wanted to do this regardless of what they've done.

As for nofollow, that was a default setting in Typepad. This has no bearing on or symbolism for our current stance on Nofollow, which is: we're taking our time figuring out what to do with it.

Finally, as for the white text, I think that was pilot error Brett. =) Can you let me know what browser or system you were using? No one else has reported this.


Kaushal Kurapati (formerly JeevesGuy)
Search Product Manager
Ask Jeeves


 9:32 am on Feb 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Congrats Jeeves.

Now how about you guys shake up the market - launch your own PPC engine. ;)


 2:48 pm on Feb 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

lol - it was a hp laptop at 256 colors using (gasp) IE.

Welcome aboard Jeeves dude!


 6:32 pm on Feb 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

I like the integration with Bloglines. How are you supposed to compete with the search giants? When will Ask buy Bloglines?

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