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Ask.com and Wikipedia working together

I was looking over at www.ask.com and noticed that several terms brought up a special Wikipedia result at the top of the page above the ads.

search engine marketing
maritime law
data structures
Mathematical logic

Also DaveN on the Webmasterradio show www.strikepoint.co.uk pointed out that Ask is now showing the ads with a blue background instead of making them look like the organic results. I have no idea what kind of deal Ask has with Wikipedia but I think this is new.

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  • D May 16, 2006, 6:52 am

    Do they require a deal to do this? answers.com also extensivly uses wiki results, I thought anyone could go ahead and do this.

  • Rae May 30, 2006, 11:47 pm

    Wow David – had no idea you had a blog. ;-)

    It will be interesting to see how they alter their ads over the next few months – they pay for a lot of studies and research.

  • clenbuterol December 9, 2007, 5:52 am

    I’m glad you made that comment. It made me go read up on wikipedia.

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