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Jeeves begins SEO

Should SEOs be concerned?

5:41 pm on Nov 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ask Jeeves and Lycos Enter the Search Engine Optimization Field

"In a highly surprising move, two well known smaller search engines have entered the organic search engine optimization market! Ask Jeeves and Lycos are both offering services in a sector has traditionally maintained a symbiotic but armís-length relationship with search firms. While both firms have long offered assistance to webmasters through programs such as Lycos Insite-Select and AskJeeves Interactive until recently no search firm offered direct organic SEO services. This may mark the beginning of a trend that should concern SEO practitioners, webmasters and search engine users."

9:50 pm on Nov 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Since Jeeves has abandoned its search engine, they have to do something. Basically any move into another industry makes sense for them.
3:25 pm on Dec 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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i certainly would not be concerned about AJ moving into SEO/SEM or any industry that they choose. Though i would raise an eyebrow if they were planning solely to optimise for their own systems.
11:26 pm on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ask Jeeves denies this whole story.

It is simply a case of strange bed fellows.


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