Posts Tagged ‘search engine’
A few weeks ago, I went into Ask.com to look for some alternate results. Sometimes, when I am not happy with Google, I will throw a few searches to their way.
I noticed something odd at the time, but was too busy to look any further. Today, when I did another search on Ask.com, I noticed the same thing. It seems like Ask.com is appending URLs and keeping traffic on Ask.com.
Not sure what I am talking about, I created a Jing capture to demonstrate the Ask.com issue.
I did some searches on Google for any information about it. I also did a query on SearchEngineLand.com because they seem to talk about every detail of the search world.
Nothing. Maybe this tactic is such old news, but I dip into Ask with enough frequency that I think I would have caught it before.
If this strategy is really going on, it leaves me with two major questions: 1- this tactic is something that about.com had used but was transparent about and 2 – is Ask.com so desperate they they have to resort to amping up traffic to stay afloat?
Does anyone have any info or thoughts on this?