Ask.com Appoints Jim Lanzone CEO
Just days after Ask.com chief Steve Berkowitz jumped ship to Microsoft’s MSN, IAC/InterActive Corp. has appointed Vice President of Product Management Jim Lanzone as CEO. Congratulations, Jim!
From the press release announcing the move:
“Jim is one of the most respected leaders in the search industry, having been principally responsible every day for the turnaround of the Ask product and brand over the past several years,” said Doug Lebda, IAC President and Chief Operating Officer. “With his vision for the future and successful track record for driving the Ask.com business, he has been and will be the ideal leader for the next stage of the company’s growth.”
“We have a lot of momentum behind Ask.com,” said Mr. Lanzone. “My goal is to keep pushing us forward down the path we’re on. With the team we have in place and the backing of IAC/InterActiveCorp, I believe Ask can take a significant piece of the search pie in the years ahead.”
Want to comment? Join our forum thread named Jim Lanzone New CEO of Ask.com.
Postscript: John Battelle has a short but nice interview with Jim post-appointment now up here.
Keyword difficulty is one of the essential metrics when it comes to carrying out keyword research. Explore the methodology behind SEMRush's new keyword difficulty metrics, how it is calculated and what it could do for your business. Download Now
Less than 4% of websites passed all Core Web Vitals tests. Is yours one of them? In this study we crawled over 2 million URLs, crunched the numbers, and performed correlation analysis across the top 20 organic Google search positions to get a sense of how websites are performing before Google rolls out the Core Web Vitals Update in June this year. This enables us to provide real performance benchmarks, insights, and data-backed guidance ahead of the algorithm update. Download Now
Having high-quality backlinks directing to your website should be a major factor in your overall SEO strategy. Crowdo.net is a unique link-building service. They provide Crowd Marketing Links (Crowdo Links), which work great for SEO and Web Traffic. Download Now
Every business owner is raving about Digital Marketing. Download Now
Multilingual voice search is the future – here’s how you can encompass a great SEO strategy that targets your audience both locally as well as internationally
The dark horse your business needs to outperform competition and win at search
Because forecasting SEO performance is still a thorny subject in the industry
Looking for sound, image or video files? These multimedia search engines will help you locate the resources you want.