Ask.com's "Can Your Search Engine Do This?" Commercial A Knock On Google?

Oct 22, 2007 - 7:31 am 4 by
Filed Under Ask.com

A WebmasterWorld thread mentions noticing the new Ask.com "Instant Getification" commercials that start of with a message that reads, "Can Your Search Engine Do This?"

First, let's all watch one of the commercials:

As you can see, they are simple and show a compare and contrast between a "typical" search engine and what Ask.com can offer.

I personally like the commercials, but a WebmasterWorld thread has a member who feels Ask.com is knocking on Google.

The new ad shows someone searching for music and looks like you can demo songs / see popular tracks and also a mouse over preview etc.

Then it shows google serps (looking bland) with no sound or anything and goes "Does yours do this?"

I would think google would have something to say about that.

Technically, they are not showing Google's search results, they are showing a white labeled engine. I am with martinibuster, who said:

Those were great ads. I loved it. Ask made it's point elegantly. Reminded me of the Apple ads, except it wasn't exagerrated nor featured smug people.

Good job on your ads Ask.com! We asked in the past, Is Ask.com's "The Algorithm" Campaign Really Working? I hope these do.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

 

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