I just did a search on Ask.com and got 7 sponsored ads above the search results. At 1024×768 screen resolution, the ads completely push the actual search results below the fold:
Yesterday when I was searching Ask.com it was showing 10 sponsored results above their organic search results.
I’ve been looking at Ask.com lately. I think that they have done a clever job with their marketing and decided to take a look at what they are doing. Here are some comparisons between Ask.com’s and Google’s search engines, and an explanation on why Ask.com is providing better SERPs than Google.