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This is an exellent site to use to ask a question about anything you are looking for, it can be about anything simple or complicated and it is easy to use, it gives you a list of different sites you can browse over and make your choice and select which one you think is more suitable or nearest to what you were asking for help with.
I use it to find the answers to things I do not know mean, or how they work as I am very inquisitive at times and like to know how things tick.
It is very handy for children to do their homework and explain things in more detail, not just for adults.
Sometimes I cannot find things on Google search, which I use too along with many other sites, but I saw this one advertised many years ago when I first started using the internet and found it interesting.
This site used to be called www.askjeeves.com but alot of people were spelling the jeeves wrong and typing in geeves etc and so in the end they decide that they would change it to Ask instead and drop the Jeeves to make it more accessable to the typer and so not make so many mistakes. Up until 2001 it was the Jeeves.
It is search engine and is very popular and is very informative with their choices in my opinion.
You can type in a full sentence about what topic you are researching and it will give the nearest to that which is available for you.
Even a silly name or phrase it can normally find it very easily, and it is instant. I found it fascanating when I first started using the internet as I did not believe such a thing could be done.
It can give places of interest to what is on televison that night if needed, very simple things like that.
Amazing what this site can offer, it is exellent to find a cheap deal on a holiday and everything possible to a destination you may be researching to travel too, and like me I use it to research all the places I visit before I go with my disability I like to ask everything about the place I am going to first so that I do not get caught out when I get there and I find this site suitable for my needs.
I give this site a 5 star.
Ask Jeeves is a search engine website which i used to see heavily advertised through the media of television when I was at college. Of course at that time I was not familiar with the other search engines and therefore this became synonymous with web searching.
As seems standard fare with search engines, you can set the search parameters from 3 main categorys and these are setting it to return search results for videos, images or from the web. However this is where the success of the search becomes very hit and miss and clearly due to the limitations of the technology employed, the number of search results is quite minimal when compared to google for instance.
In fact while reviewing this website, it is quite difficult not to make this constant comparison and when doing so, this one seems to only result in being an extremely poor mans google. You do the ability to sign up to ask and customise your profile and page which will be created but the real question is why you would even bother. Where is the real incentive in doing so?.
If I was to sum this up, I would describe it as a no frills stripped down, almost cheap feeling search engine and certainly does not reflect the image which has been conveyed on television. It is by no means terrible but as things have improved markedly, this one has almost reached the status of a very distant memory.
Not bad but certainly not good
Ask.com, which may be better known as "Ask Jeeves", is an Internet search engine which was first revealed to the general public in 1996. It originally began as a service where users could ask questions in a natural language setting and receive search results based on that question. For example, the question "what colour is the sky?" would return results based on perceived results which may answer that question. This ran counter to the standard keyword search which would yield results based on that word being contained in a certain web page. The idea is that natural language results would generate more useful results and this continues to be so. Unfortunately, Jeeves appears to have hung up his loafers and settled in for a long autumn's nap as commercial vendors take over his job.
Ask Jeeves was my search engine of choice for a long period of time. With the ability to generate results based on specific questions posed and a generally "bloat free" interface, my computer was able to handle the search engine with ease. I also held the search engine in a high regard for being able to present me with a suitable website to my query on the first page; often in the first result. Ask Jeeves also featured a question and answer based community as a sub feature which housed questions that required a more personal result. This community was removed for unknown reasons, but I remember it being home to several individuals who wreaked havoc over questions and answers topics; often leaving defaming and obnoxious comments in reply. This service appears to have made a come back through the beta "Q&A" section which users may select before searching. Sadly, it appears that this section is being used for marketing as mostly commercial vendors answer questions which sell their wares. I'm pretty sure the key to a good night's sleep isn't staying at the Holiday Inn. After the question community removal, attention was left solely on the search engine which continued to provide an excellent service until the site redesign in 2007.
The site redesign revamped the original, "flat" looking two dimensional design into a more three dimensional appearance. As the features continued to be piled on, my computer became less and less responsive when accessing the website. This issue is still current to date, and a quick test revealed that AskJeeves requires an additional 11 MB of RAM over Google when running in a Mozilla Firefox tab. This is a considerably high number for any website with the basic function of a search engine. It goes without saying that I have migrated elsewhere for my searching needs.
Ask Jeeves continues to provide an exemplary search service by offering users the ability to input questions in a natural language format and receive answers based on the question posed. Unfortunately, it is no longer my search engine of choice due to it requiring slightly more powerful computer hardware for smooth operation. I find Google serves my needs more appropriately by offering a simple design which does not put my computer under any unnecessary strain.
Ask.com is the search engine which used to be called askjeeves.com which used to be one of the biggest search engines and the idea was you asked a question and "Jeeves" would answer it. However now hardly anyone uses Jeeves even though one of the most used search engine because of Google which is simply much better and other search engines like Yahoo and Bing.
IS IT GOOD?
I have tried using Ask but the simple problem is that it provides less results than Google does and probably the other big search engines which is a major problem as search engines are the way people get around the internet so having less results mean it is worse and therefore ask.com is worse.
An example of this is if I type in Dooyoo:
On Google I get 2,900,000 results
On Ask I get 839,000
This shows how big the difference is and why Ask.com is basically useless!
The design of the site is similar to Google with as there is a big search box and the logo of the site and also a picture of the butler Jeeves. The site works like any other search engine in that you just type in what you want to find and it provides results.
Overall ask.com is not terrible but the fact Google is so much better and Google has many other applications integrated in with it mean ask is much worse and might as well not exist!
Simply put ask.com is worse than Google and I recommend you use Google instead if you want to have a better search engine.
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Ask.com, formerly known as AskJeeves.com, is a fairly popular search engine. It's definitely lost a lot of traffic to Google and Yahoo and seems to be getting used less and less. I can't remember even seeing an advert from them in years, like they used to have.
In terms of design, it's very simple and more or less the same as Google, in the way that there is a text box to type in your search or question and then a logo of the company. One thing I do prefer on Ask.com is the image search. It seems easier to narrow your search with size and colour without having to go into the advanced settings. Although they don't have anything new or useful.
It works pretty much the same as other search engines but I've found that a lot of the results are just advertising and I rarely ever get a result that answers my question straight away like they imply it does. The sponsors aren't out of control but could be cut down.
Although they are different in their main concept; Ask answers questions whereas Google searches text... they actually do the same thing and Ask's biggest problem is Google being much more popular. I wouldn't say it's a bad site because it's pretty much the same, but Google have become so much bigger that there isn't much room for competition.
When Ask.com lost Jeeves, it lost a little bit of it's soul. Now I see he's back and I have started using it a bit more. The problem is, as with all things IT, if you move aside, your space will be filled.
At one time Ask Jeeves was my search engine of choice and I used to recommend all my students to use it. I even had an image of Jeeves on my handout on Search Engines.
Unfortunately Jeeves was sent packing, no one knew what Ask.com was supposed to be, and by the time they'd realised, Google had not only filled their space, they'd filled Yahoo's and MSN Search as well.
So if it is a general Search Engine you want, go to Google. But If you want the answer to a question in Plain English, then Jeeves is your man! sorry Ask.com is your site.
You don't need any complex technical terms, and the answer you get will be clear and understandable. You can ask questions on any subject, and you will get a sensible answer back. This is really useful when you don't have time to wade through a million or so hits to find the answer you want. There are a few occasions when smaller is better, this is one of them.
When this search engine was called AskJeeves I used it quite a lot however since it has become the snappily entitle Ask.com I have hardly ever used it, and when I have it never seems to give me the information I require.
Whenever I put a question in I always seem to get losts of the "sponsored links" which don't really seem to have much relevance - whilst I may be trying to find a map of Peru I don't necessarily want to go on holiday there just this minute. It does seem to be better than it was about six months ago when the sponsored links were taking up most of the page and only two links were relevant to the search I was trying to perform.
The style of the page has also changed in recent months and it is now closer to google and AOL search styles. The related searches that are suggested are also usually a bit obscure but these are also improving over time, and becoming more relvant.
You also get the option of searching the Uk or the whole web which I do like especially if I know I am looking for something specific to the Uk. I really don't think that there is anything which will set this apart from the other search engines available, but it is gettting better - but only because it is becoming a clone of the others
Ask.com is yet another one of those brilliant search engines on the world wide web, and when ever I have a question, instead of using the likes of Google or Yahoo, I like to use Ask.com, as they give such presise answers to the questions I ask. Unlike google, Ask.com has been around for many many years, ever since the eighties, and so, you could say that this website was probably one of the first search engines on the world wide web, and a leader in that.
I use this website a lot when I am looking for an image, as they have such a large collection of them. You can copy and paste them into a document or edit them in a photo editing package. So people dont think that Ask.com is a search engine but rather some where to go if you have a question, but it does work just live Google. It is just as easy to use as google, with its main home page looking quite similar in that there is a search box where you can type something and a logo for the website. One thing that Ask.com does that some other search engines dont is they offer the abality to search for videos, just like Youtube but on a much smaller scale.
It is a brilliant website, and I often use it, so I would certainly give it my recommendation.
www.ask.com is a main search engine, slightly less well known than it's fellows at Yahoo and Google. It used to be called www.askjeeves.com, and featured the fictional butler character who answered your query for you.
Obviously though, those extra 6 letters were just too much for some people to type, as it was re-introduced as the simple ask.com
The actual website itself is set out well. It is very plain, and easy to use, with a simple white background, with the single search box in the centre. It has a series of links above the search box to allow you to search for webpages, images, videos or answers. This is well done, as it allows you to narrow your search quite efficiently.
You also have the option to search UK only, or worldwide - another feature I find very helpful, and saves you getting lots of US sites etc when looking for something UK based.
The search functions quite well, bringing up a good range of items related to your search, with sponsored links generally at the top, normal links underneath, and 'related searches' to one side.
My main problem with the site is that the sonsored searches tend to have nothing to do with the item I'm searching for, and are clearly just flashing up each time as they are paid searches.
I can usually find what I'm looking for, but this is eventually, usually after trawling through a good few pages of unrelated items.
The image search is much the same as the main search, and the engine brings up pages of images in thumbnail size, which can then be clicked on and enlarged to see the full picture, with a link to the original website also available, which is quite useful.
Overall, although perfectly up to scratch and very user-friendly, the website just isn't on a par with it's main competitors at the thing which counts the most - the actual searches. Definately not one to forget, but if you want to save time, Google it first!
This used to be one of the sites that i used also the time especially if i had a question. The only thing i found though is that when if started off with the suggestions that it used to bring up as i started typing it never ended up being in the ask.com's list. Gradually over time i used to give up and always end up looking somewhere else and that's when i discovered google.
I do find nowadays if someone like my son who does searches which he needs for homework it still is not as good as what you can find on other search engines.
It does however let you search for images and video's aswell. Once you have entered your question/search query then it does bring up a list on the side to try and help you narrow your search. This can be annoying as if you do select one of these suggestions it can often take your search totally off track to what you originally wanted.
This hasn't been one of my top search sites now for quite a while and i don't think it will be again.
Im actually a great lover of ask jeeves. Its a search engine so you can search for absolutely anything and jeeevs finds you the answer, so long as its in his memory lol.
I cant remember using a computer when this wasnt available so it has to of been around for some time.
It also has a great search for images and ive found this an excellent resource for university and my essays. If you dont know the answer to something simply type it in and hell find you all the links suitable to the question or keyword youve typed.
Some people dont seem to rate this site and prefer google but in all honesty i dont know what there isnt to like about it. Its really simple and easy to use and gets you exactly what you need! It now also has aa search engine for videos.
Couldnt be easier i love it, recommendations from me!!
To be completely honest, I don't actually like Ask.Com.
There's nothing wrong with it really, but I'm just a Google girl at heart.
Easier than anything other search engine to type, all the letters of the word ASK are on the same line!!
I used to love this site til I discovered Google. The advertising of it on the television and radio were great so when I first started using the internet this would be the place to go. But after discovering Google, I hate going back to Ask.
I know the above sounds silly but its just my personal opinion. I find the layout when you have hit the search button rather complex - like the site managers have tried to hard and there's just too much going on. All you need is a list of the websites and thats it. None of these narrow these reuslts and expand same.
For people that use it all the time - I imagine it works perfectly and I'm not saying its terrible - I personally just don't like it. I like simplicity!! But then it does do what it says on the tin!
Ask.com is a search engine which means you can use it to find things on the internet. All you need to do is access the site and you will be presented with a search bar into which you type in what exactly it is you are looking for.
Now Ask.com is not as popular as Google and this is obvious by the slogan of ' the other search engine' which kind of suggests these lot know they are not as popular as the market leader which is, as previously mentioned, Google. This does not however mean it is not a good and useful weapon to have in your armoury when scouring the internet.
The site allows you to search for websites, maps, images, shopping and blogs and I have on occasions found that you get better results than Google.
What makes the site so good is that it is so easy to use and the fact that you can add advanced options to your searches which can give you even better results.
I know the majority of you probably use Google but seriously, give this lot a go because they ain't half bad.
This site was formerly called Ask Jeeves, name copied from a fictional character.
Ask.com is a search engine site like Google or Yahoo.
Two to three years ago Ask.com lost out to Google and Yahoo search engines as those companies adopted newer search features. Ask.com fought back with first of all getting rid of Jeeves from the site page. It introduced a simpler page which is closer in resemblance to Google than Yahoo.
When a user searches on this site. For web pages several commercial service pages will top the search results followed by information sites like Wikipedia or BBC contents on the search word.
Ask.com maybe not as big or widely used as Google it is still a very good search engine. Often I find things here which are not in Google or Yahoo listings.
Like the other too big companies Ask.com offers other facilities on the site too. Images, maps, news etc.
The text and colour is much more pleasing than Yahoo's.
I often use this site, perhaps on average days more than five times.
I like using it and it produces results that I want all the time, overtime.
Layout is simple and it brings lot of relevant information.
ask.com is another one of the many search engines that let you search for data all over the net quickly and easily. However since its recent update it has got some neat features that give it an edge over even google in some departments.
For a start unlike google and yahoo when you search for something it automatically searches images, videos, news and so forth unlike google where you have to change the section at the top. This is a very nice feature as if i was doing researching a topic i could easily search for say football and then get all the images, news topics and a list of webpages linked to foootball on one page, this could save time and money if you are running a business.
But it has to come back to the same disadvantage that all search engines except google of course have, they just cant compete with the accuracey and detail of a google search, something that is the most important thing when you use a search engine. Yes the other features will be useful sometimes but google will probably save more time in the long run with its efficiency.