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Monday, February 27, 2006

Jeeves Has Left the Building

The butler at is gone for good. The Ask search engine is missing a good, recognizable design element now (maybe they’ll come up with a replacement).

For now, Ask force-forwards me to Ask Germany, searching German only – and it doesn’t remember my selection that I want to search in English too, or visit USA. That’s pretty uncool...

The real problem with however is scope. For example, for v7ndotcom elursrebmem (the SEO contest), Google returns about 3,630,000 result. returns only 16,600. Maybe if Ask’s ranking would be highly superior to Google & Yahoo it would stand a chance, but I don’t think that’s the case.

And as for the Save Jeeves campaign, I guess that one officially ended now...

[Thanks Gary Price.]



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