How Does Ask Jeeves Work?


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Presently known as Ask.com, Ask Jeeves is a question answering search engine that allows users to ask questions and get answers. Users can also search for the answer to a particular question through Ask.com. This search engine provides answers to all subject categories, including science, technology, health and food.

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How Does Ask Jeeves Work?
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When a person conducts a search on Ask.com, the search results include information from three sources, including human editorial listings, crawler-based listings and paid results from Google. A user can use all of these information sources to pick the best match for his question. The site lets the user search for answers, videos and images. Additionally, a user can post his question to Ask.com's Q&A Community to get answers from other registered members. People with knowledge on a particular topic can also help other users by answering questions.

Founded in 1996 as Ask Jeeves, Ask.com allows online searchers to find answers to questions posed in everyday normal life. It provides direct and short answers to allow the user find what he is looking for easily. IAC acquired the site in 2005, and it boasts over 100 million unique users monthly. As of 2015, Ask.com has been serving million of users for about 17 years. IAC changed the site's name from Ask Jeeves to Ask.com in 2006.

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