Major Changes at AskJeeves / Teoma

Sep 21, 2004 • 9:20 am | comments (0) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Ask.com - Ask Jeeves
 

Yesterday, the news about MyJeeves Beta was leaked out, some sites/blogs were asked to removed the news, Andy Beal & Danny Sullivan, others were not. Anyway, its official now. Here is a quick summary of what was taking place over the last few months (or however long it took).

First, and most importantly Mr. Jeeves got a makeover. He is now, cleaner, wiser and ready for 2004. Here is a cute small article on that small topic. The image is from the article:

Mr. Jeeves New Look

Second, MyJeeves Beta was officially announced. As I said above, it was illegally released yesterday (I think DM News will be banned from Ask now). Anyway, MyJeeves allows you to save search results in neat little folders, print those results and email them. In addition, it remembers your search history. The interface, I find, to be very clean, easy and intuitive, but I am bad with that - I pick up on these things quickly. Here are some screen captures of the MyJeeves features, for addition questions visit the MyJeeves FAQs:

Here you will see a normal Web search, I have highlighted in red a new link which reads "save". If you click on that "save" link, it changes and then reads "saving..." and then changes to "saved". That click, places the result in your "Saved Results" section of the MyJeeves "My Searches".

myjeeves-save-result.gif

After you save the result, you can go to "MyJeeves" and then organize the results that you have saved into folders. The screen capture below, shows an example of me performing this task.

my-jeeves-saves-results-s.gif View Large Image

Finally, and what I find to be the most important change, is the release of Teoma 3.0. I started a thread on Teoma 3.0 at Search Engine Watch hoping to get some more details from the AskJeevesRep. This is what we know so far: - enhanced relevance for query results - an increased crawling frequency to refresh more often the index of general sites and news stories - an expanded index that now has about 2 billion English-language Web documents, up from about 1.5 billion six months ago. - The index is expected to grow to about 2.5 billion documents by the end of 2004. - supports double-byte Asian languages and features a Japanese-language index, which currently has about 100 million Web documents. - Enhancements to Teoma 3.0 expected in the fourth quarter include a page cache feature and a related search feature. - ability for users to search only for Flash or PDF files. - plans to launch a desktop search product

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