Category Archives: Ask

Ask comes out with the AskEraser

Google and the others store their search data for 18 months or as long as the laws permit. Over the period of 18 months they have pretty much mapped you as a person. Ask has brought out what is called AskEraser and gives you the ability to immediately erase your search data. The question is, is this the answer to all our privacy concerns or just one more web tool that fails?

What is it that we are looking for relevant search results, the place where Google dominates or privacy? You can manually and even automatically delete your user data from Internet Explorer. I am not sure ASK is showing a decent attempt at web anonymity, but is that what people are looking for or?

Is Wikipedia killing Google?

I ran a cross a great post under the name “Wikipedia dominates organic results at Google” and feel that it’s poster Bob Garcia hits the nail on the head with it. There is a great list of words and phrases that Wikipedia is found as number one in Google’s SERP’s. And my question is exacly the same as Bob´s: How long will Google show Wikipedia the love they don’t seam to show anybody else? Good stuff Bob.

On this topic, I have also seen a huge rise in Wikipedia referrals and Wiki often passes the likes of MSN, Yahoo and ASK as a referrer of traffic. I have done some informal conversion studies with web analytics and they also indicated “a not so bad conversion rate”, no less than from the search engines. So there might be a twist to this all?