|Yahoo may continue AltaVista site|
Yahoo's plans for AltaVista
| 4:04 pm on Aug 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|"We believe that the AltaVista brand is still very strong, and has come to attract a particular type of user, and it is entirely possible that we may keep the AltaVista site to serve a particular niche of users," said Yahoo senior vice president for engineering Phu Hoang. |
|"I think that there may be opportunity for us to try new search features and new capabilities that are a little bit on the edge, that we are not yet ready to show up in the mainstream." |
Looks like they will make AltaVista their beta site.
| 4:34 pm on Aug 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I hope so :), I have first place listings on AV but get very little traffic :)
| 4:58 pm on Aug 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
AV has always been a destination site. Alltheweb has always been a Beta-showcase site. Seems that YO is reversing the scenario. YO has been promoting alltheweb to portals etc. for their search business.
| 5:04 pm on Aug 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
AV has features, I may not get much traffic from them but i like being able to go to av.com to go to their site so fast and easy to access bablefish :P
| 1:58 am on Aug 16, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Greetings and Gidday from downunder folks,
As soon as AV started spidering again and including pages in the DB, it appeared back in my top 10 referrers and top 5 SEs. (That's 2-3% of my total traffic, by contrast G is #1 at around 25-30%)
I've always had a soft spot for them, and now I find I'm going back and using them to get a different result from the usual G SERPs.
Never thought I'd say this, but like the layout better too, it's cleaner than G! Hope Yahoo keeps AV "honest"
| 7:12 pm on Aug 18, 2003 (gmt 0)|
The same report, from Infoworld:
Buried in this report is the fact that they're shipping jobs to India, again. FC is reporting it as "the bulk" of Yahoo's R&D efforts. I guess we're all supposed to become lawyers, truck drivers, or sell real estate. Those are about the only jobs I can think of that absolutely can't be moved.