In these days of search dominance by Google, it’s easy to forget the old-timer search engines like Ask.com, which has just launched a makeover and a more appealling homepage & interface. Originally my favourite search engine as all the returned search results seemed to be the sort of results I was expecting, until I discovered that they had around 100 editors scouring the web for similar searches and proposing the best results! They then changed to a much better system and since have been active but not vocal, so they have tended to be forgotten.
However I think I like Ask.com again now that they have launched their user-generated backgrounds and a more intuitive interface. Long live the small guy!