A popular search engine with the largest database on the web, indexing more than 140 million pages. Its main URL is http://www.altavista.com. Until 1998, this search engine provided the search facility for Yahoo. Altavista indexes all the words in a web page, and new pages are normally added to the database fairly quickly, within a couple of working days. You are asked to submit just the main page of your site. The Altavista spider will then explore your site and index a representative sample of the pages. Some problems with spamming have been noticed. The use of keyword meta tags is penalized. Altavista places various alternative options before its search results, including suggested questions (using the Ask Jeeves service), RealNames. Paid entries are beginning to appear at the start of the search results.
The search engine ( view history) that was once the best in the world but which suffered from a name that sounded very much like hasta la vista, baby. Spookily prescient.
AltaVista, Overture Services, Inc is a search services and technology provider. Based in Sunnyvale, California, they have 61 search-related patents. For more information, see www.altavista.com.
A Web search engine designed and sponsored by Digital Equipment Corporation. The site URL is: http://www.altavista.digital.com/.
A search engine which has declined in terms of percentage of the total search market over the past decade, but now seems to have stabilised and perhaps increased its share in certain regions of the world. It incorporates a paid express submission program called InfoSpider
Web site: http://altavista.digital.com/ A Web search engine. Recommended.
The comprehensive and well-used search engine.
The fast and comprehensive search engine service provided free by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).
Search engine. See www.altavista.digital.com.
Alta Vista is a neighbourhood in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Its boundaries can be broadly described as: Smyth Road in the north, St. Laurent Boulevard in the east, Walkley Road and Heron Road in the south, and Bank Street and Riverside Drive in the west.