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Is AltaVista a used SE?

I am at the top of rankings for my keywords for this SE.

     
12:35 am on Nov 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My site - let's say site 1 - is at the top of Altavista rankings for my optimized keywords.

Of course, not so for google yet - I'm still waiting for the googlebot to pick up my backlinks (sometime this year would be nice).

Anyways, my question is: Is Altavista a popular SE, and is there a tool I can use other then the Overture Search term sugestion tool to figure out if people search for my keywords on Altavista.

Also another question, is altavista driven by Fast/Ink or any other shared robots, so I can see if my site is at the top of any other SEs as well.

I wish all SEs were as easy to achieve top rankings as Altavista!

12:53 am on Nov 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Fairly good search engine. Not popular anymore.

Getting any referrals from your #1 position?

1:29 am on Nov 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Well, I have several top 5 listings that result in virtually zero traffic.

WBF

1:36 am on Nov 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You would probably get more referrals from having your URL printed on a t-shirt than from Alta Vista. (maybe a bit of a stretch but not by much)
1:42 am on Nov 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Google is picking up your backlinks internally, just not updating the toolbar that often
and the dance is dead.
Google seems to be changing far more gradually, good move by them.
2:03 am on Nov 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Alright, thanks gang.
9:35 am on Nov 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I have several two, three-keyword phrases placed in the top and I get about 2,5 % of my referrals.

I think AV is very fast in reindexing. I recently got good links in sites having a PR of 7 and those back links showed in AV only two days later!

I suppose that linkpopularity is an important factor in this engine.

10:28 am on Nov 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It depends on which region your clients come from, from where I am there's still this somewhat perception that Alta is still 1 of the major players. But to me based on their SERPs - they s*** big time :)
9:59 pm on Nov 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Once you get below the Big Three, the others get nichie. Search terms that match AV's demographic audience can do well.
11:42 pm on Nov 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Search terms that match AV's demographic audience can do well.

Hmmm. The only AV referrals I got this week were for misspellings of the search terms.

 

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