Search tips for Ask.com, which was originally known as Ask Jeeves, include using the search engine's shortcuts and smart answer features. Ask.com accepts searches that consist of a single word, multiple words or questions.
The shortcuts on Ask.com are quick answers to popular searches, such as conversions or definitions. Using the conversion calculator shortcut, the user can enter a conversion, such as "120 inches to yards" and receive an instant answer. For definitions, he can enter "define" or "definition" before a word to receive that word's definition at the top of his search results.
The smart answer feature of Ask.com provides an answer to the user's question based on search results. It also provides links for additional information.