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Ask Launches Improved UK Maps

Yesterday Ask launched an improved version of UK Maps in a bid to get more users of the utility in the UK. I am not too familiar with the pitfalls of version 1.0 but according to Ask’s press release the new system accounts for the US-english vs UK-english...

Dogpile Outranks Google

J.D. Power and Associated rated Dogpile with the highest rank in customer satisfaction among search engines for the second year in a row. Based on 1,000 points, Dogpile earned a score of 818 this year, up 14 points from 2006. Google fell in second at 794, with Ask...

How to Optimize for Ask

Ask’s portion of the search market is a mere 4.3% (src. Hitwise) so it is understandable that optimizing for Ask is a low priority in the eyes of many webmasters. That said, despite the company’s rather infamous advertising campaigns Ask has some incredible and unique...

Google Down and Microsoft Up in Online Searches

The latest figures from comScore are in and Microsoft is picking up speed. While long standing search leader Google continues to dominate by a large margin, comScore reports Google losing some ground in June, while MSN saw a noticeable increase. Latest figures for...

How Safe is Your Search?

Roughly 4 percent of all search results display links to potentially dangerous websites, according to a report published by McAfee’s SiteAdvisor, on Monday. The report notes that Yahoo results are the riskiest with AOL leading the pack as having the safest results....