Ask.com’s Stock Market Smart Answers
Ask.com has added new Stock Market Smart Answers to their collection of high quality content which is served via partners to Ask.com searchers (served above the ads). Gary Price writes on the Ask.com blog:
Like many web engines, entering a ticker symbol and/or company name will give you the latest stock price and some other investment related info. In some cases, you’ll need to begin your search with the term “stocks” or stock quote. For example: Stocks AMR, Ticker Symbol Sirius, CSCO, Stock Quote Pepsico. Our Smart Answer results contain data from both Marketwatch.com (now a part of Dow Jones) and Big
Charts. This search feature also works on Ask.com UK.
OK, that’s cool but Ask.com offers more. What we think is extra cool is that certain queries will place up-to-the-minute (15 minute delayed info) fast facts about a public company directly on a results page, above the results, in the Smart Answer space. As I said before, a real time saver for the business researcher or investor.
Here are a few cases that illustrate this point: