Google Q&A lacking

Next Story

Google Execs Drop Salaries to $1

Google blog recently announced the addition of Google Q&A to search queries, which provides facts and answers to questions above the search results. MSN Search provides a simiar feature using Encarta. Providing answers of course is the entire premise for Ask Jeeves.

Google Q&A pulls data from many sources, including Wikipedia and the CIA factbook.

Google Q&A is also offered via Google SMS.

What’s interesting is that Google is not producing it’s own content. They’re scraping from other web sites and presenting in Google search results. I’ve been trying it out and results are pretty limited compared to MSN. There were several queries that responded in MSN and Ask.com fine, but nothing appeared in Google. Perhaps it’s too early to evaluate.


Agilent 53181A 1.5 GHz Frequency Counter w Option 010 picture
Agilent 53181A 1.5 GHz Frequency Counter w Option 010
1100ft  M17/176-00002 77OHM TwinAxial  Hi Temp, High Frequency  Mil Spec blue  picture
1100ft M17/176-00002 77OHM TwinAxial Hi Temp, High Frequency Mil Spec blue
600+ft  M17/176-00002 77OHM TwinAxial  Hi Temp, High Frequency  Mil Spec blue  picture
600+ft M17/176-00002 77OHM TwinAxial Hi Temp, High Frequency Mil Spec blue
Hp AGILENT 3.7-12.5Ghz COAXIAL FREQUENCY METER MODEL 537A picture
Hp AGILENT 3.7-12.5Ghz COAXIAL FREQUENCY METER MODEL 537A
889A Magnetreater & 206-A Magnet Booster Unit Charger RFL Radio Frequency Labs  picture
889A Magnetreater & 206-A Magnet Booster Unit Charger RFL Radio Frequency Labs