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Screenshots: Ask.com makes search a little easier

Ask.com

Ask.com launches a revamped Web search site that features new technology and an updated design. The site is divided into three parts, with the ability to narrow or expand a search and see related results on the left side, the main Web search results in the center, and related results from images, video, news and other types of listings on the right.

Hovering the cursor over images enlarges them, while hovering over video will play it in the thumbnail. Clicking on certain audio links plays a 30-second clip. Click on any photo to get a full-sized view.

Read Dan Farber's first impression of Ask.com

All screenshots are from Ask.com.

3 comments
rerice
rerice

Ask is very nice, Well laid out, Good hints etc. But it is all wasted with three paid ads on the top and bottom of every page. That makes it difficult to tell the good from the bad. I'll Stick with what I can trust, GOOGLE. Richard

hankejh
hankejh

Richard (rerice), You think there are more ads on Ask than Google? A search on "mortgages" at both sites nets a page with less ad space on Ask. Both search engines have three ads atop the search results ? this layout is not exclusive to Ask. Google dedicates an entire right-hand column of the browser space to ads. Ask uses the same column space to provide alternate content types: a collection of image thumbnails, an encyclopedia entry, a dictionary definition, blogs. Sure, there are more ads at the bottom of the page, but I have to scroll to be bothered by them ? I like them crammed down there and I like my search content in the right hand column.