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AltaVista - a new search option

try this very very fast loading - non-crowded search Alternative

   
8:52 pm on Feb 15, 2003 (gmt 0)
9:54 pm on Feb 15, 2003 (gmt 0)



Was this made specifically for PDA's or phones that have a very small screen size?
9:57 pm on Feb 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>>Was this made specifically for PDA's or phones that have a very small screen size?

Looks like a side panel.

10:12 pm on Feb 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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moved thread to here from other forum

What I want to know is -> will this make people use it? Does it make the results more interesting? People more excited about using AV to find stuff?

From the few searches I did, this isn't making me more excited about using it to find stuff. Inktomi, imho, is doing way better at indexing and presenting good results.

10:15 pm on Feb 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It helps on a PDA that's for sure. Nice move AV.
10:18 pm on Feb 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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grnidone [webmasterworld.com] wrote at 09:54 AM on Feb. 15, 2003 in message #2 [webmasterworld.com]
Was this made specifically for PDA's or phones that have a very small screen size?

iepane. I guess the IE says it all ;).

Andreas

12:57 am on Feb 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Lets not forget that Google also has one

[google.com...]

11:38 am on Feb 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Both the Google and AV versions can be used a search panels in IE.

Chris

6:39 pm on Feb 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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AllTheWeb appears to have a simple side panel search too, just labeled for Opera instead of IE

[alltheweb.com...]

seems like it would work well on a PDA as well

more flexible than Av's too, let's you do things like a dance check:
[alltheweb.com...]

6:45 pm on Feb 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Very nice everyone:

[alltheweb.com...]
[av.com...]
[raging.av.com...]
[google.com...]
[av.com...]

Those work great on a pda!

6:31 pm on Feb 18, 2003 (gmt 0)



&_sb_lang=any

adding the above to the search will make results from ALL Languages appear:

[alltheweb.com...]
defaults to english

It is unfair that this AV topics are only allowed in this forum -

6:39 pm on Feb 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Searching and surfing the internet on a PDA/Mobilephone?

Yawn.

7:08 pm on Feb 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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One Billion Web Enabled Mobile Phones [webdevelopersjournal.com]

And that 1 billion includes 500 million in the US alone, by year's end. Also, the G3 technology is now rolling out. Several makers are using the embedded Opera browser - which gives a very nice user experience. Desktop Opera 7 has a small screen setting that lets us see our sites as they will appear on a mobile device.

It looks like mobile surfing (with high bandwidth!) will be having a big impact in our very near web future.

5:20 am on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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3G has been available in Japan since 2001 and so far the killer applications have not involved web surfing. The bigger companies are pushing video conferencing, but that has still yet to catch on as the network coverage and hardware has not yet reached critical mass yet. Downloaded java games and ring-tones seem to have been the biggest beneficiaries of 3G here so far.

The #1 killer-app for phones in Japan, besides voice, is e-mail.
#2 is probably the transmission of photos taken with the new camera enabled phones (but that could arguably fall under e-mail)

5:49 am on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Absolutely agree with tedster and bill that connecting to the web through mobile devices cannot be ignored. Soon it will account for an important enough proportion of traffic apropos PC access that will will all have to take it seriously in designing sites that are optimised for small screens as you may find on phoneseven, as well the wider and bigger screens on web enables pda's and the newer phones in development wth bigger and higher resolution screens Now is the time to strat thinking about it i think. I forsee the time in maybe a decade or so where the MAJORITY of web connections will be from mobile devices compared to desktop/laptop/PC's. Dick tracey was not that far-fetched.

In the meantime learning how to design leaner/code leaner, will be rewarded im sure. -not asumming that people will be vewing your site on a standard 640/480 to 1200etc screen size.

4:55 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)



[sidesearch.lycos.com...]

another fast loading non-crowded option

5:16 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)
8:15 pm on Feb 20, 2003 (gmt 0)




[search.msn.com...]

This is an exceptional option for users of msn - not only is it small and fast - but it also gives access to the "previews" which offers thumbnails of websites that are listed for a keyword search query.

3:51 pm on Feb 22, 2003 (gmt 0)



AN OPEN LETTER TO OVERTURE

Please don't make AltaVista a conduit for Overtures listings - as was done to Go.com and Excite and WebCrawler...
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AltaVista has distinct ranking algorithms and is one of the Few major independant Search Engines - that is not using Google or AlltheWeb...
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Even though Inktomi is still used as a secondary option - for Overture's purchases - We need the uniqueness of AltaVista as an additional search option...
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It has improved dramatically in the past year - Please, Please, Please allow it to continue to innovate...

Web Image MP3/Audio Video Directory News
4:29 pm on Feb 24, 2003 (gmt 0)



Overture - it seems - now has already a dramatic affect on AltaVista's listings...

For some searches you will encounter the first FOUR results being sponsor links from Overture....

The next SIX Overture results - numbers 5 through 10 - will be "google-like" adwords on the right side of the search window.

After the Overture sponsored links - the next three links are from "Shortcuts"...

[altavista.com...]

[altavista.com...]

Incredible as it may seem - you can NOW have a "numeber ONE" listing for a popular search query - but appear seventh down the list!


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The latest edition of the Ineedhits newsletter ( Newsletter Issue 434, 21st February 2003 )

is actually using part of the information in THIS Topic as their selling agenda. They have publicized the same urls that have been posted here - as one more reason to use their services...

10:28 pm on Feb 28, 2003 (gmt 0)



another msn small pda option:

[uk.search.msn.com...]

10:31 pm on Feb 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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iepains are nice and small, in windows IE they go nice on the left or right hand side of the page. I really dont use them I like to maximize my workspace. For PDAs they turn out well. Have you ever accessed google from your cellphone or infact AV or other Search Engines?