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Ask Jeeves

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.

The 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 problems.


Ask Jeeves to be bought for $1.85bn

Added 23-03-2005

Search engine 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

Updated 03-03-2004

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.

A statement from an Askjeeves vice president Jim Lanzone stated, "After much testing of paid inclusion the company found that it can negatively sway search results—producing 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.

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