Is AskJeeves.com Still a Website?


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AskJeeves.com is not in use and redirects to Ask.com, as of 2015. Ask Jeeves changed to Ask.com in an attempt to gain market share in 2006.

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Founded in 1996, Ask Jeeves started as a search engine. The original Ask Jeeves site tried to distinguish itself by working with searches written in conversational language. IAC/InterActiveCorp purchased the site in 2006 for nearly $2 billion and quickly announced plans to relaunch the site as Ask.com

After rebranding in 2006, Ask.com was unable to gain enough market share as a search engine to become profitable. In 2010, Ask.com changed direction to focus on being a question and answer site.

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