Wow! That is huge news. Where did Pandia get the info though?
Big question is the new yahoo search as good as altavista or alltheweb?
Yep, I figured it was coming when my Ink rep called to say that Y! was discontinuing the AV feed.
What will they do with alltheweb, altavista DB index?
Yeah, ATW is a dying darling. That's why you seeing a new title on this forum as well:
|Deprecated - Altavista, Alltheweb.com |
AV hasn't generated any real traffic for several years.
ATW never generated any real amount of traffic.
I'm sorry to see AV go, like losing an old friend who was kind to you in the past, but it was only a matter of time.
Yahoo needed to get all its energy into one program, it makes sense. Whether the price it paid to buy them out of the market makes sense is another question.....time will tell.
|ATW never generated any real amount of traffic. |
Not for me either, but I did use it regularly as a search engine myself if ever I couldn't get what I wanted in google. It very often came through for me.
So long old friend.
OK... so if ATW is dead *sigh* - why is it still crawling my sites?
Same question for AV, crawling away without a care in the world.
>AV hasn't generated any real traffic for several years.
Hmm...I have a really niche amateur site that so far this month has got 125 hits from AV web search. Yeah, this is well below even MSN and ask.com. However, I'd consider this significant for an e-commerce site if AV traffic converted OK. Particularly if profits per conversion were good. AV may not be a powerhouse. However, it ain't at the Wiseneut level either.
I really like the advanced search functions that alltheweb offers. This is what I will miss most (ex. seach by IP Address).
Yeah I'll miss the link: search feature
>Where did Pandia get the info though?
It was mentioned several times at Pubconference last month.
Sad about altavista. Kind of like the queen passed away...
Since I cut my teeth on DEC PDP-11 and VAX systems, and digital developed altavista, it makes me feel like that whole world is now gone. It was promising and good when it lasted...
AltaVista and Alltheweb are still spidering... are they being used to supplement Yahoo spidering for the moment?
>AltaVista and Alltheweb are still spidering
Log spamming? ;)