Walter Mossberg, principal technology columnist of Wall Street Journal, recently wrote a zealous article on Ask.com titled Ask.Com's New Look Scores Big Points Against Search Rivals. Now, it’s clear that Ask.com is ready to give tough time for its counterparts.
Here are some percepts from that article:
"I've been testing the new Ask.com against the search champ, Google. I've found that in terms of relevant results and ease of use, Ask holds its own with Google, and even beats the champ on some searches. It has some very nice features Google lacks; including previews of the sites it finds, an easy way to narrow or broaden your search results, and frequent top-of-the-screen answers that lead you directly to core information.
In general, Ask's search-result pages are richer and better organized than typical Google results, and they give greater priority to content over ads.
Google is still great, and I'm not suggesting everyone abandon it. But Ask.com is well worth a try if you want to benefit from some features that go beyond Google. Like the George Mason basketball team, it just may surprise you."
It’s a new beginning for Ask.com and they have done extremely well by keeping the visitors happy. This search engine has enough potential to stand at par with big guns like, Google and Yahoo.
Recently, John Battellereleased the Bear Stearns report on search engines usages. The report said that:
"Year-over-year, Google and Ask showed strong search query gain of 29.4% and 27.9%, respectively, while the other search providers in the top five declined. On a sequential basis, Google and Ask also showed the highest growth at 8.3% and 14.6% respectively."
It’s a high time for other search engines to tie their shoes to stay at par with this emerging search engine giant, Ask.com.