The Local Sphere: Ask.com Does it Better than Google

Nov 19, 2007 • 10:03 am | comments (1) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Forum members are noticing a bit of a change in terms of presentation for Google Local results. One member was a bit disgruntled by the results presented when he performed a local search and found 10 links -- without the necessary map:

I am no longer seening a map and now I get the "top ten local results" instead of the 3 links and the map.

That observation piqued another response from someone who watches TV:

I have seen some commercials for Ask and think that Google needs to do more

(Really, now, beyond watching the tube, you should also be using Ask.com. Their local results rock!)

I can't reproduce the 10-link result and still see the standard map plus three links, but my guess is that Google is testing this feature out and looking for feedback. There's your feedback, Google. I still say that Ask.com works pretty darn well on the local front, though.

Forum discussion continues at Search Engine Watch Forums.

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Comments:

Jordan McClements

11/20/2007 12:23 pm

When I found out Ask was owned by the same company as Ticketmaster - I vowed NEVER to use them!

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