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

    … of the reasons why people are starting to phrase their search queries differently. For an increasing number of people, search no longer a set of disconnected keywords but a conversation, and searches are becoming longer and more specific as a result. The return of Ask Jeeves: natural language search queries Remember Ask Jeeves? The 1996 search engine which…

    Search Engine Watch- 16 readers -
  • The perils of building a distributed media brand

    … was really focused on getting the content right, building the business first and building the brand soon after.” Spencer, a former Ask Jeeves and AOL executive, founded Newsy in 2008 as a video-only news publisher. His goal was to bring context from multiple sources and a healthy dose of analysis to each news story, packaging all that inside one…

    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- 32 readers -
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