June 27, 2017

Sponsored Ads At Ask, Organic Results Fold!

Apparently, Ask.com now displays five sponsored results for several keyword searches, making the organic results appear below the fold, observes Barry. This is quite similar to the organic results that appeared below the fold before Jeeves was dropped.

Reportedly, the search for the keyword “mp3 players” on Internet Explorer, shows five sponsored results, see below:

More Sponsored Ads At Ask, Organic Results Below Fold!

However, when searched on either Safari or Firefox, it is likely to yield only three ads to feature at the top, see below:

More Sponsored Ads At Ask, Organic Results Below Fold!

While Ask has been continuously working hard to enhance users experience for searches, see: Ask Comes Up With Better Binoculars For Searches! and with a decent pay-off too, this regressive move is being viewed negatively.

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