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What is heck is up with Ask?

Discussion in 'All Other Search Engines' started by beedle, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. #1
    So I've got strong results in Google, Yahoo, and MSN. My site is many years old. Why won't ask pick me up? I submitted a site map a month or so ago, but it didn't seem to help.

    Where do they rank in terms of market share? Am I missing much?
    SEMrush
     
    beedle, Jul 27, 2007 IP
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  2. syedwasi87

    syedwasi87 Active Member

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    u mean ASK site? i dont even think its much used at all nowadays...before yeah..now i dont think so..
     
    syedwasi87, Jul 27, 2007 IP
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    Teh-Uploader Peon

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    #3
    It doesn't matter, aslong as you got good resuits in google.

    Ask is uselass to Google.
     
    Teh-Uploader, Jul 28, 2007 IP
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    Toopac Peon

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    Nobody uses ASK trust me, i have never seen any traffic worth mentining from ASK in over 3 years, i'm #1 on ASK too for many keywords.
     
    Toopac, Jul 28, 2007 IP
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    sji2671 Self Made Mind

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    ASK power Everyclick.com which has sent me over 70,000 uniqes in the last month so I wouldn't be so quick to rule them out.
     
    sji2671, Jul 28, 2007 IP
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    Toopac Peon

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    What is the subject of your site?
     
    Toopac, Jul 28, 2007 IP
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    sji2671 Self Made Mind

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    I did a post on Everyclick quite recently.
     
    sji2671, Jul 29, 2007 IP
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    vicdigi Banned

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    Ask - they were a search engine once weren't they!

    Don't worry about them - move on.
     
    vicdigi, Jul 29, 2007 IP
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    I know this is old but I just searched for my forums on there and they are there but old stuff.
     
    ClassicNancy, Jul 31, 2007 IP
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    orbit7693 Active Member

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    I think Ask for the most part has pretty much died down a little bit. You don't really hear to much about them.
     
    orbit7693, Jul 31, 2007 IP
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    Toopac Peon

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    Thanks - Reading......
     
    Toopac, Aug 1, 2007 IP
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    #12
    Ask.com displays the search results from 10 years ago.
    They never update a darn thing.

    Very true!
     
    directoryfire, Aug 2, 2007 IP
  13. beedle

    beedle Peon

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    They are having a pretty strong advertising push here in the US. I thought they might be on there way to becoming relevant again. Sounds like not!
     
    beedle, Aug 2, 2007 IP
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    gemini181 Well-Known Member

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    #14
    Question: "What is heck is up with Ask?"

    Answer:
    • They raised big $$$$$ VC (venture capital)
    • Big $$$$ got spent on expensive (and dumb) TV ads
    • Big $$ is gone now :eek:
     
    gemini181, Aug 2, 2007 IP
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    malcolm1 Prominent Member

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    #15
    Like anything it takes time to become as big as others...

    Yahoo and Google were some of the first that got much attention
    and became titans in thier own rite. Its an even bigger uphill battle
    when you have 2 very large competeters to deal with... ;)

    thx
    malcolm
     
    malcolm1, Aug 2, 2007 IP
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    One of my sites is 1.5 years old and despite numerous emails to Ask support and despite submitting a site map, it is still not in their index. That's pretty lame.

    If remember correctly, they have about 4% of the market. That number is from an article at least a year ago when they were still Ask Jeeves. With Microsoft's big push on live.com, my guess is that Ask has shrunk to maybe 2%.

    Still, I think putting some work into it is a smart thing to do. You never know where visitors come from, and every visitor can be valuable.

    /*tom*/
     
    longcall911, Aug 2, 2007 IP
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    Cylon Peon

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    #17
    whatever happened to altavista?
     
    Cylon, Aug 2, 2007 IP
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    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    ask is very different from all others. The ranking algos are more based on links from online communities and forums
     
    DomainMagnate, Aug 4, 2007 IP
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    IndianMonk Notable Member

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    How to submit site in Ask.com and Everyclick.com?
     
    IndianMonk, Aug 8, 2007 IP
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    #20
    I thought they were the ones that rented butlers. I never gt any traffic from them, the butler did it.
     
    OldSurfBum, Aug 8, 2007 IP