Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Ask.com Blog: Ask In Primetime

The Ask.com Blog: Ask In Primetime

Great to see Ask ads both online and on air. They've captured the cute and interesting factor in these videos.

Ask hasn't been my search engine of choice in the past, but the videos inspired enough curiosity to give them a try.

Ask.com returned basically the same results as Google on a handful of searches I conducted. The addition of the spyglasses was nice, but I'm not sure how much I'd use that feature.

On an image search they returned different images, or perhaps they returned them in different orders. Ask's image display is cleaner and mouse over viewing of information was very nice. That's a feature I'd use.

A final comparison test...did they find me?
Search on "tojosan" and what did I find?

Both found my blog and blogger profiles here at Blogspot, but Google also found my flickr site.

All in all, I'd say Ask has done a more than fair job of getting in the game on search. Now all they have to do is make sure I'm found when someone searches on "best blog".
(oh yeah, Ask.com found Blogwise.com and blogger.com on the front page, neither of which showed up on Google's first page.)
Over and out,
Tojosan

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