Tuesday, September 21, 2004
MyJeeves Is The Talk Of The Town
MyJeeves is getting coverage from everybody. Here are some links:
- Google Blogoscoped
- Boston.com - "Ask Jeeves' latest attempt to get a leg up on industry leaders Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc."
- Silicon Valley.com - "the most user-friendly of the lot"
- John Battelle's Searchblog - " look for related news from other search engines in the coming days and weeks"
- Search Engine Watch blog - "No doubt we'll see Yahoo, Google, MSN and AOL all bring out similar search history features in the future", "MSN had exactly this type of feature back in 1999... the feature was withdrawn the following year"
- Gary Price at Search Engine Watch notes that Ask Jeeves Local beta also launched, as well as Ask Jeeves news, which can also provide localized news
- Jeremy Zawodny's blog - "The relevancy is horrible!", "One odd thing is that the search box on My Jeeves defaults to 'Search MyJeeves' insead of 'Search the Web.'", "My Jeeves [gets] a B for the design and usability... Jeeves [gets] a D for search relevancy", "You might not find it all that useful, mostly due to the horrid relevancy"
- Geeking With Greg - "we aren't quite there yet"
- Search Engine Lowdown notes Teoma, the search index behind Jeeves and its subsidiaries, has been updated, with cached sites, related searches, and support for Flash and PDF files. - "With Google and MSN reportedly working on a desktop solution too"
- CNet - "Ask Jeeves has taken 20 or so years off the life of its Jeeves' butler", "Despite the modernization, Ask Jeeves is mainly keeping up with the Joneses with most of its new products", "Google has a clear head start [on the desktop", "Ask Jeeves has taken the lead in offering Web surfers the ability to store, personalize and manage search results"
- Infoworld - "index now has about 2 billion... documents, up from... 1.5 billion... six months ago... expected to grow to about 2.5 billion documents by the end of 2004", "in a distant fifth place Ask Jeeves with 1.9 percent [of all searches]"
- USA Today
- SEO Roundtable - "the most important change, is the release of Teoma 3.0"
- Search Engine News Journal - "If only Ask would stop serving 10 sponsored links for each search!
- Oakland Tribune - ""In some ways, we're the Fox network in terms of search. We're not NBC," [Jeeves VP Jim] Lanzone said."
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Let me know of any others, so I can keep updating the list.