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Has ASK Jeeves Updated its Index?
I'm Looking at Fresh Pages in Ask

WebmasterWorld Administrator martinibuster us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

Msg#: 540 posted 4:59 am on Mar 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

I was looking over my logs and they're sending me traffic for a page that is about ten days old.

Not only that, but it seems they've tweaked their algo, too. The results are looking real good. Compares favorably with Google on the few searches I did. Results appear to be better than Yahoo.



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Msg#: 540 posted 3:28 pm on Mar 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

ask has a recent addition of mine in their index also but i guess i had not been watching them much preveiously to know there time table. the last spider visit was almost 2 weeks ago though.

my traffic has increased a bit from ask but is still well below the other major players. maybe their mainstream ad campaigns will help their traffic levels but they need to get some viral interest going to really start catching up.

the serps for my keywords are very good and comparable to or better than google for my niche. i have looked at a few other niches and serps are good to very good also. if i get time i will try to do a deeper analysis of my findings.

3 days ago i switched and started using ask as my primary search tool to see how i like it. so far i find ask very refreshing. the features and layout are great and so far i don't have to go back to google for searching unless i am testing something specific in google.

has anybody else changed over and made ask their primary se for any extended amount of time? how do you like it?

how about webmasterworld, is it time to retire jeeves in the forum title?


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Msg#: 540 posted 1:38 pm on Mar 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well, it added my site to their index 2 weeks after I published it (2 weeks ago) right at #6.


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Msg#: 540 posted 8:36 am on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Some tests on Ask show that they rank my pages better than Google and worse than Yahoo for key arguements. On the other hand they seem to have indexed deeper and find more relevant pages.


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Msg#: 540 posted 8:57 am on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

The results I checked look poor.
I monitor an area with a lot of returns but little to no seo or spammers.

The beauty of this is that it gives a very clear picture of how algos work as what you see is what you get.

It should also be easy for the engines to sort them. Google does a superb job, miles ahead of ask.
That said these ask results do appear to be a little better than Yahoo's, who are terrible at the moment

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