Ask Jeeves, one of the most innovative search engines out there, just announced that they have So Many Smart Answers, So Little Time. In that Ask Jeeves blog entry, they list tons of example Smart Answer searches. Gary Price over at the SEW Blog summarizes the new features in categories.
So, what's new from AJ today? Here's a list of the new Smart Answers. Each is linked to an example.
- World Nations: Quick FactsNot only facts from the CIA World Factbook listed on the results page but also direct links to other sources. We like!
- US States: Quick FactsNote: Jeeves also offers something similar for major cities in the US.
- Popular TV Shows informationFun! In many cases you'll also find direct links to episode guides.
- Famous People: Music profiles
- Video Games: All major titles plus platform
- NASCAR: Races & Drivers
- ISBN SearchBook info and link to comparison price engine.
- Periodic Table of Elements
- US Area Code lookup
- Planets: Quick Facts
I posted a thread on this at Search Engine Watch Forums.