To find answers to questions using Ask.com, a visitor may enter search terms or questions into the search box on Ask.com's home page. The site then instantly fetches answers to those questions.
As a crawler-based search engine, Ask.com shares similarities with other popular search engines such as Google and Bing. However, it distinguishes itself from the competition with a special question-answering focus. When a user types a search term, it includes a number of websites with questions and answers related in the results. The site not only gives answers to questions posed by users but also leads them to other useful information related to a question.