Ask.com Crosses The Line: Frames Search Results

Feb 27, 2009 - 4:01 pm 24 by
Filed Under Ask.com

Ask.com has gone too far. I have given them a lot of negative attention recently but they deserve it all. They are now framing the landing page of the search results. Let me rephrase that... If you search at Ask.com, click on a listing, Ask.com will put the result in a frame, below their search results.

Here is a picture, notice the bar at the top:

Ask.com Framing Results

Want to see it for yourself? Go to this URL to see.

At the top right, there is a little "X" icon that allows you to hide the bar and even "never show again." Here is a picture:

Ask Framed Results

This is just so wrong and I am surprised I missed Pandia's coverage of this news on the 14th.

Searchers are not happy about this at WebmasterWorld. Robzilla said, "this annoys me as both a user and a webmaster, and overall just seems a little desperate." Senior member, skipfactor, accurately points out that the search ads are not framed in.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

 

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