Jul 11, 2008 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Ask.com has announced that, it has entered into a search deal with the online image hosting giant, Photobucket. This deal between Ask and Photobucket includes sponsored listings and other advertisements. This means that from now on, at Photobucket, instead of Google, we will find Ask powering Photobucket's search. However, most of the sponsored lisitngs would still be coming from Google.

Here is the Press Release for the Ask & Photobucket deal:

Ask.com and Photobucket Announce Multi-Year Agreement to Deliver the Best in Search and Photo Sharing on the Web

“OAKLAND, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, July 10 — Ask.com (Nasdaq: IACI – News), a leading search engine, and Photobucket, a leading standalone photo and video-sharing site, today announced a multi-year, strategic agreement.

Through the terms of the pact, the Ask.com search box is now prominently displayed across Photobucket.com, driving millions of additional Ask.com search queries each month and exposing the Ask.com brand to Photobucket's 44 million monthly unique users worldwide. The agreement also includes the syndication of sponsored listings and display advertising to Photobucket.

"Photobucket has one of the largest online audiences, and now Ask.com provides these consumers with the answers to the questions they ask every day," said Andrew Moers, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Ask.com Partner Network. "This alliance furthers our strategy to bring Ask.com to consumers worldwide through a broad range of Internet access points."

"Search is a key component to the Photobucket experience and we know that our millions of users will benefit from Ask.com's leading technology," said Alex Welch, President of Photobucket. "Photobucket users view, store and share billions of images each month and Ask.com will serve as a great resource in helping those users find specific content quickly and efficiently."

For more information about the companies, please visit http://www.ask.com/ and http://www.photobucket.com.

About Ask.com

Ask.com, a wholly-owned business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI – News), is one of the leading general search engines on the Internet. The Ask Network of sites has more than 130 million worldwide unique monthly users according to April 2008 comScore data, making it the 9th largest Web property in the world. Ask.com syndicates its search technology and advertising solutions to a network of affiliate partners.

About Photobucket

Photobucket is one of the Web's most popular sites, with more than 44 million unique users worldwide* linking billions of personal photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of Web sites, including Bebo, Blogger, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook, Friendster, hi5, MySpace, Orkut, Xanga and many others. In addition to linking content, Photobucket users share their personal digital media by email, instant messaging, and mobile devices. Every day, more than 10 million personal photos, graphics and videos are uploaded to Photobucket for sharing with family, friends and the online world. The company actively moderates content to create a safe environment for its users, partners and advertisers. Photobucket has offices in San Francisco, California and Denver, Colorado and is located online at http://www.photobucket.com. For the latest feature announcements and news, please visit the Photobucket blog at http://blog.photobucket.com.”

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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