Is Ask.com's Web Search Technology Falling Apart?

Nov 3, 2008 - 7:26 am 1 by
Filed Under Ask.com

A WebmasterWorld thread has pretty sad reports about the current status of Ask.com's web search technology. The thread reports the following issues:

  • Search results per page shift between 10 per page and go down to about 5 per page, depending on the page you are viewing.
  • Many of the results for one-keyword search terms return results with a matching title tag, exactly - they call this a huge "page-title correlation."
  • Many of those results are very outdated, even showing 404 not-found results.
  • WebmasterWorld moderated added that many of the binoculars statistical results are outdated, slow or just don't work anymore.

The issue with WebmasterWorld is that you cannot post specific examples.

It is sad to me that whenever I report news or topics related to Ask.com these days, they are always negative.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

 

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