Ask.com Getting Noticed by SEOs

Sep 27, 2006 • 8:12 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Ask.com - Ask Jeeves
 

logo_ask-200609.gifA WebmasterWorld has discussion from SEOs on mostly noticing traffic shifts from Ask.com. Webmasters are noticing an increase in referrals from the Ask.com search engines.

Encouraging results turn sour:

For the last few months it has been a rising source of traffic for me. Up to Friday I was getting about 1000-1200 vistors a day from it. Now down to about 10.

Confirmation from the above by Senior Member BillyS:

Something seems to be going on with Ask recently. I don't get a lot of traffic from Ask but at one point I saw three or four referals from Ask in a row - all in a short timeframe.

Marcia, ex-WMW moderator:

Ask is up to 9.8% for one of my sites that fits their demographic, and that's not even relevant to the overall percentage of search engine traffic sources. I've noticed a steady stream of referrals throughout the day.

Good to see some life from Ask.com in the search forums. I also took a quick look at how Ask.com Image Search Gets Smarter, really, I was impressed. Oh, I am not posting this because they gave me some cool Ask.com Schwag recently. There is true discussion taking place on Ask.com recently.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Jeremy

09/27/2006 03:39 pm

Google has done a fantastic job of viral marketing. It's "cool" to use Google, and I've never seen an ad promoting their services. However, I'm really liking Ask these days. They are extremely relevant (much more so than Google). I've found myself starting searches with Ask for general search and then refining with Google.

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