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Old 10-22-1999, 12:07 PM   #1
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Cool Altavista and MSN rankings

* MSN recently dropped support for the Inktomi (i.e., HotBot)
database and now displays LookSmart results first, followed
by AltaVista results. Links to RealNames and DirectHit are
also provided at the top and the side for many searches.
As of the first of October, the MSN Web Page results appear
to match AltaVista exactly. Therefore, top rankings in AltaVista
should now generate even more traffic.

The MSN switch to LookSmart/AltaVista probably explains why
MSN submissions were rejected at random last month, driving
many Web marketers crazy. Submissions to MSN now go to the
LookSmart directory. If you're already in LookSmart, you
don't need to bother with submitting to MSN. In addition,
if you submit to AltaVista, you'll automatically be in the
MSN version.
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Old 10-22-1999, 01:16 PM   #2
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David,

Thanks for the tip!!!

This one caught me napping. I need to see what's up and check out what else may be new with the Inktomi family. MSN was one of about 7 or 8 major players in the Intomi Family.

I need to do some home work on this. Altavista was always one of my favorite databases, I wonder how much it is changing now that is "spun off" from the Compaq-Digital family. I'll be seeing what I can find out.

Thanks again for the heads up info.

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Old 10-22-1999, 01:31 PM   #3
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Talking about AltaVista. What's this New AltaVista? www.altavista.com/av/content/teaser.html that will be launched on October 25th.

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Old 10-22-1999, 08:07 PM   #4
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Red face

AltaVista has been the super powered geek friendly search engine from the start. In 1995 DEC, (Digital Equipment Corp), created it to show they had the biggest, baddest computers.

In early 1999 AltaVista became the property of Compaq as they bought up, merged with DEC.

In August '99, Compaq spun off and sold off the major share of AltaVista to CMGI, Inc, which is supposed to be a "media company" not a computer company.

We can only hope they don't get too "cutesy" with it and have it loose its power.

There's goes the neighborhood http://www.very-cool-stuff.com/ubb/frown.gif
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