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Ask Jeeves Extends Advertising Relationship with Google Through 2007

Monday, July 26, 2004 - 05:57

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 26, 2004 -- Ask Jeeves, Inc. (ASKJ), a leading provider of information retrieval brands, technologies, and advertising services, today announced that it has extended its relationship with Google as a provider of sponsored advertising links on Ask Jeeves' global search and portal brands through 2007. The extension renews the agreements with the Company's flagship sites, Ask Jeeves (Ask.com) and Ask Jeeves UK (Ask.co.uk). Google's sponsored links product complements Ask Jeeves' own suite of advertising products, including its proprietary paid listings product and branded ad units.

 

"When you consider the proven performance of search advertising, the increased online spending by mainstream advertisers and the possibilities that lie ahead with local search, we believe there continues to be significant growth opportunities in search advertising," said Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Ask Jeeves. "As a leader in the search industry, Ask Jeeves will continue to work to move offline dollars online and grow the search advertising market to its fullest potential."

Ask Jeeves is currently the 9th most visited property on the domestic Internet with more than 32 million unique users in according to Nielsen NetRatings (June 2004).

"In 2003, Ask Jeeves became the place where both the needs of the user and the needs of the advertiser intersected to create a relevant experience," continued Berkowitz. "We look forward to maintaining our partnership with Google as we continue to deliver great experiences to our users while growing the immense opportunity in paid search."

About Ask Jeeves, Inc.

Ask Jeeves, Inc. provides consumers and advertisers with information retrieval products across a diverse portfolio of Web sites, portals and desktop search applications. Ask Jeeves' search and search-based portal brands include: Ask Jeeves (Ask.com and Ask.co.uk); Ask Jeeves for Kids (AJKids.com); Excite (excite.com); iWon (iwon.com); My Search (mysearch.com); My Way (myway.com); My Web Search (mywebsearch.com) and Teoma (teoma.com). Ask Jeeves also owns the search technology Teoma, proprietary natural language processing technology, as well as portal and ad serving technologies. In addition to powering several of the Ask Jeeves brands, the Company syndicates its technologies to help companies increase revenue through powerful search. Ask Jeeves' advertising services, which includes Ask Jeeves, The Excite Network, and MaxOnline, provides advertisers with targeted tools to reach a broad base of highly valuable customers. Ask Jeeves, Inc. is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices throughout the United States, as well as in London, Dublin, and Tokyo. For more information, visit http://www.Ask.com or call 510-985-7400.

NOTE: Ask Jeeves, Ask.com, Teoma, My Way, My Search, My Web Search, iWon,Excite and MaxOnline are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ask Jeeves, Inc.

Contacts:   Ask Jeeves
Heather Staples, Public Relations
510-985-7610
heather@askjeeves.com

Derrick Nueman, Investor Relations
510-985-7485
nueman@askjeeves.com
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