Teoma has made several improvements to its engine over the past year, and has drastically increased its indexing and the quality of results generated. Teoma has a unique method of ranking sites, reffered to as “authority.” In addition, Teoma offers a toolbar and many of the advanced search features that other search engine have.
On September 18, 2001, Ask Jeeves, Inc. acquired Teoma, paying over USD $1.5 million. On January 9, 2002, Ask Jeeves announced its successful integration of the Teoma search technology into Ask Jeeves. Ask Jeeves reported an increase user satisfaction of 25% and a site abandonment rate of 15% less after this integration.