It’s been a while since the new owners of Ask Jeeves decided to sack the iconic butler from their search engine. From the comments on our original post, many of you were upset with this decision and were sad to see him go.
Well, for those of you who want to be reunited with Jeeves, now is your chance! Simply visit askjeeves.com, you will be redirected to ask.com complete with the old Jeeves character:
There you have it Jeeves is back! Well done to SEL for spotting this.
Here is the official response from the Ask team:
For users who search for Jeeves, or type in the ‘askjeeves.com’ URL, we’re giving them an ‘easter egg’ that shows Jeeves on their homepage. The image disappears once the user exits their browser. It’s a nice surprise for those users who still look for him, and we’ve gotten positive feedback from our users who have experienced it.
Despite the butler being out of service for over 2 and half years, there are still a lot of people looking for him. According to the Google Keyword Tool, there is approximately 1,000,000 monthly searchers conducted for the keyword ask jeeves, which may be part of the reason why Ask decided to bring him back.
What are your thoughts?