What is the best way to rank in Ask.com compared to google, yahoo, and msn. I have noticed all these ASK commercials on TV and online with a re-branded simpler site that makes it better for the sites listed in the serps to get clicked on (without as many ads). I see sites ranking high on Ask that are not in the top 10 in google or yahoo so I wonder what all they look at in their algorithm. It would also be interesting to know what ASK bots do not like to crawl.
Could ASK rank sites higher to sites with backlinks from Interactive properties?
With all the businesses that Interactive Media own its no wonder Ask is gaining so much share on the search engine market. I think this search engine could get huge especially if google goes portal on us.
Why wait till then? Ask is gaining marketshare and I too and confused as to what they look for in their algo. We rank extremely well across G/Y/MSN but cant seem to make any headway in ASK. Has anyone figured out the main ingredients yet?
I am curious about how to encourage Ask to spider my site and update it's cache in their search results. While my homepage ranks well for competitive terms, the cache is from January. I see other caches from a recently as a few days ago (for other sites).
Also, when I click the "more from this site" link beside any listing in the search results, nothing is returned. It would appear (on my end) that they have disabled the site: search function. Is this the case?
Haven't noticed hardly any bot activity out of Ask Jeeves/Teoma recently myself, whereas the big three always visit my site at least a few times every day. It's kind of odd that Ask is doing all kinds of advertising but little or no crawling.