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Lycos Switches to Jeeves

     
1:39 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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[reuters.com...]

Lycos Inc. selected Ask Jeeves Inc.'s (ASKJ.O: Quote, Profile, Research) search technology for use on its Lycos.com search engine, the companies said on Wednesday, sending Ask Jeeves shares up more than 2 percent.
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Good news for Ask Jeeves even though Lycos hardly registers on the search engine radar these days.
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Lycos may have been a blip during the last two years, but they are making strides recently.

I think what's more important than adding Jeeves, is the release of their vertical marketing dating service engine.

Online dating is huge, and Lycos is positioning themselves to be a major player in that marketspace....

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That's great for jeeves. I'm just wondering when they will start making all their property default to teoma's index.

anyways, I see that ask.com has new algo on the picture search. And, I'll also assume jeeves will provide that result to their syndicate too.

I think jeeves is a sleeping giant...well, not as big as google, but will be significant when all their property goes teoma. Just a thought.

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I was going to ask about optimizing for Lycos,
but that should be a separate discussion.
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Well lycos is pretty much dead as a search engine. Their email is badly lagging behind the other fellas. But they have highly visited sites that are bringing all the revenue, wired, monster etc...

Lycos is targeting mostly Europe visitors, and difference between Lycos.co.uk and Lycos.com is huge.

However these are great news for Ask Jeeves, but it wont bring nothing special to Lycos, it's just the whole business structure that's poorly organized. It's definetely not working out, and I guess its their fortune to be average.

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Lycos is still an instantly known brand to most in the western world with a computer - even my GF whom only uses a computer at work (medical secretary) - knows who they are.

Brand is important!

Another step up for AJ and teoma the backbone!