Congrats to Answers.com!
GuruNet Corporation (AMEX: GRU), creators of Answers.com, announced today that the reference-based search engine was recently named as a “Best of the Web” in the category of search engines by Forbes in the April issue, in addition to being named one of the Top 100 Sites “You Didn’t Know You Couldn’t Live Without” by PC Magazine in the current issue.
“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes and PC Magazine,” said Bob Rosenschein, founder and CEO. “As the search engine space continues to grow aggressively, we are pleased that Answers.com is being acknowledged week after week for its delivery on its ‘Answers, not Links’ promise.”
Forbes praised Answers.com for its ability to one-up some of the larger, more well-known search engines because it “reads your search queries and delivers encyclopedic answers, in addition to Web links, images, translations, pronunciations and recent news about the subject.” Also highlighted in the article is 1-Click Answers, the free add-on software where users can Alt-click any word in any program to get a quick accurate explanation of that word.
Noting that Answers.com gives actual answers to questions, instead of “just a list of links to sites where you might find the answer,” PC Magazine listed Answers.com as one of the top education, information and reference sites on the Internet.
GuruNet announced on April 13 that Answers.com had reached over two million queries per weekday, representing an increase of over 2000% since it launched its Answers.com product and ad-driven business model on January 3, 2005.