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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.
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?
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