Ask Jeeves

Ask.com (originally known as Ask Jeeves) is a question answering-focused web search engine founded in 1996 by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen in Berkeley, California. The original software was implemented by Gary Chevsky from his own design. Warthen, Chevsky, Justin Grant, and others built the early AskJeeves.com website around that core engine. In late 2010, facing insurmountable competition from Google, the company outsourced its web search technology and returned to its roots as a question and answer site. Douglas Leeds was elevated from president to CEO in 2010.Ask.com is noted for a malware-like toolbar that can be surreptitiously bundled in with legitimate program installations.
Posts about Ask Jeeves
  • Rob Kerry on the future of search: 2016 and beyond

    … At the inaugural Ayima Insights digital marketing conference, Ayima co-founder Rob Kerry gave us his insights into how the field of search is currently developing, and what the future may hold in 2016 and beyond. Things were simpler back in the early days of online search. Or so I’m told – I wasn’t actually there, but Rob Kerry painted a vivid…

    Search Engine Watch- 13 readers -
  • The perils of building a distributed media brand

    … of Mashable, MSN and Time Inc.. Recent Newsy videos include a report on alcohol treatment for non-dependent drinkers and another covering immigration reform’s impact on the U.S. labor market. Only a tiny minority of Newsy’s video views occur on its website, YouTube channels, mobile and tablet apps and Roku channel. Most of them come from AOL On’s…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digiday- 7 readers -
  • What I Really Think of Google: A Post I’m Embarrassed to Write

    … doing letter drops or advertising in print. And I think that’s worth pointing out. A pre-Google world wide web (Ugh, I’m getting old) When I was in high school Google wasn’t really a thing. The net was only just really taking off and things like Alta Vista and Ask Jeeves were the most common ways of searching for things. Now, it is possible…

    Blog Tyrantin SEO Google- 31 readers -
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