Ask Jeeves is a meta search engine that allows people to input
questions into a search box and a results page will be provided by Ask Jeeves
with a list of relevant answers. Ask Jeeves uses results provided by teoma who
are located at - Teoma. With
the amount of advertising Ask Jeeves has done in the World's media, the Ask Jeeves
valet has now become one of the most recognised images on the net.
Ask Jeeves Character
Comic novelist P G Wodehouse was the man responsible
for bringing the Jeeves character to life. He wrote a series of books where the
knowledgeable and perceptive valet helped a series of English gentlemen with life's
Jeeves to be bought for $1.85bn
Ask Jeeves is to bought for $1.85bn (£970m). An investment firm headed by
US media mogul Barry Diller is going to buy them.
Mr Diller said "Ask
Jeeves has the potential to become one of the great brands on the internet".
Adrian Cox, chief executive of Ask Jeeves UK operations hopes this new
deal will enable Ask Jeeves the 5th most queries search engine to compete with
Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft's MSN Search .
He said "We are a small
player in the land of the giants,"
Ask Jeeves stops paid inclusion
To compete with Yahoo's new search and Google, Askjeeves will
stop accepting advertiser for inclusion in its Web database. Instead what paid
inclusion will do is allow web sites to be indexed more regularly in search engines.
This is the same system which Yahoo has just announched. However Google still
don't require payment for sites to be regularly daily or every 48 hours.
statement from an Askjeeves vice president Jim Lanzone stated, "After much
testing of paid inclusion the company found that it can negatively sway search
resultsproducing more commercial and irrelevant lists of Web sites, Lanzone
said. Ultimately, that hampers the search experience. We're never going to mix
church and state again," Lanzone said.
This and Yahoo's new search
database could spell much more competition for Google.