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Is AltaVista still a major search engine?

by Guest22472416  |  9 years ago

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While browsing through some old articles I found that AltaVista was a major search engine once. I want to know its current state. Can anyone please explain briefly if it’s still a major search engine or not.

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  1. Guest22472417
    AltaVista is a search engine bought out by Overture prior to Overture being bought by Yahoo. AltaVista was an early powerhouse in search, but on October 25, 1999 they did a major algorithmic update which caused them to dump many websites. Ultimately those update and brand mismanagement drove themselves toward irrelevancy and a loss of mindshare and market share.

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