Who the $@#! are Alta Vista?

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Happy Belated Birthday to AltaVista
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Aren't they dead yet?

Does anyone actually still find AV useful? There has to be some point to them surely seeing as they're still going...



Can’t remember the last time i used Altavista, was my favourite engine for short while, along time ago.

Bubble Babble Babelfish...

I made my move from AltaVista to Google probley 3 or 4 years ago and have never looked back. Well except for babelfish.altavista.com . I still find myself going back to babelfish when ever I get to chatting with a German associate or needing to translate some other lanaguage to English. Other than that I never use AV. Google, Yahoo and then Beta MSN and in that order.

AltaVista had a good thing go

AltaVista had a good thing going. The day they made their engine into a feed of PPC from overture was the day they died.

Honestly, I'd like to see Alta Vista dump the overture feed, and get their spider up and running again. If they really wanted to, they could compete against google. It would take a lot of work and a lot of money, but they could do it.

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