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Ask Jeeves should rebrand as Google Ads

whats the point when the top 10 results are all adverts?

     
2:30 pm on Jun 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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What is the point in Ask Jeeves?

The top 10 results are all Google adwords. They should rename it "Ask for Google Ads" . In some cases you have ASKs big branded advert at the top and then the 10 google adverts.

Sorry but i find it a total waste of time, once the penny drops with the Grandads that if they do the same search on Google, Yahoo and MSN that they will get results rather than paid adverts that will be the end of them.

The only people who use ASK i think are those that dont understand computers or the internet and think ASK is easier to use. However, i would say that as the kids of today already know how to use the search engines, Asks market share must be reducing already.

In the near future we wont have many people that dont understand searching on the internet because ask any 9yr old now how to find something and the answer wont be log on to Ask jeeves.

Point of this thread is that i just think its a waste of what could be a half decent search engine if it offered something different to the top three.

10:58 am on June 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Agreed on this topic.... Ask must do something if it wants to remain in market
8:05 am on June 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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They have acquired the infrastruture to do it, but i think there also enjoying the income from Google.
4:57 pm on June 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Personally, I think the ask results are a joke, and I can't see why anyone would use this SE. It's like they can't get anything right.