If you run a search company…

Note to self. If you run an advertising campaign for a search company make sure that the search engine picks up the campaign’s Web site. Otherwise Google’s Matt Cutts will notice it and give you major negative PR. Even funnier? Live.com hasn’t gotten to it either. Yahoo has it, but was a lot slower than Google at coming up with the result.

And we wonder why Google keeps getting more market share?

UPDATE: looks like Ask.com did index the site, but that it doesn’t support the “site:” operator.

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Comments

  1. Google is doing the right thing. It takes care of its core, and is very, VERY careful about expansion.

    Microsoft could learn much from that. Once it decides that “everything” is not in fact a core business.

  2. Google is doing the right thing. It takes care of its core, and is very, VERY careful about expansion.

    Microsoft could learn much from that. Once it decides that “everything” is not in fact a core business.

  3. OK, it is fair to say that MS could focus its business, but ludicrous to say that Google is careful about its expansion. Please.

  4. OK, it is fair to say that MS could focus its business, but ludicrous to say that Google is careful about its expansion. Please.

  5. It looks like Matt got the facts wrong. He ran a domain-restricted search with the “site:” operator, which Ask does not offer.

    (Rephrased, that site is indeed indexed by Ask.com.)

    The lesson here seems to be a different one than the lesson originally proffered.

  6. It looks like Matt got the facts wrong. He ran a domain-restricted search with the “site:” operator, which Ask does not offer.

    (Rephrased, that site is indeed indexed by Ask.com.)

    The lesson here seems to be a different one than the lesson originally proffered.

  7. ASK takes longer to update their database and add new submissions to their SERPs than Google or Yahoo does.

    They certainly have LESS to spend than the big three – and considering everything – it is impressive that overall their SERPs are about as relevamt as Yahoo’s.

  8. ASK takes longer to update their database and add new submissions to their SERPs than Google or Yahoo does.

    They certainly have LESS to spend than the big three – and considering everything – it is impressive that overall their SERPs are about as relevamt as Yahoo’s.

  9. Google is doing the right thing. It takes care of its core, and is very, VERY careful about expansion.

    I would hardly call releasing hundreds of “beta” products being careful about expansion.

  10. Google is doing the right thing. It takes care of its core, and is very, VERY careful about expansion.

    I would hardly call releasing hundreds of “beta” products being careful about expansion.