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Ask Goes Local

On Monday Ask launched a local search service that strongly competes with other existing services offered by the big 3. AskCity allows users to search for businesses, events, movies, and maps with directions. This service has integrated a number of those owned by...

The Ask Search Engine Robot – Is It Depressed?

Have you noticed how infrequently and deeply Ask appears to be indexing websites? I reviewed a number of my client’s websites and discovered that of the big 4 robots (Google, Yahoo, MSN and ASK) Ask is dramatically falling behind. Where the other search engines...

Thinking (a lot) About Linking

Links are the primary arteries of the Internet, the underlying connectors between different places. Links are the transporters that take you everywhere on the web. You likely came to this space via a link and are as likely to follow one out again. Links keep you going...

Congratulations Barry and Yisha

Noted search journalist Barry Schwartz (aka: rustybrick) is getting married on Sunday to his financee of eight months, Yisha Tversky. Barry issued the first known marriage proposal via search engine when the folks at Ask Jeeves (now Ask.com) helped him pop the...