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Cannot reach AV.com anymore....

     
5:09 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I noticed that you now are redirected to your regional Altavista - in the past you only got a popup that recommended to go to the regional engine, but now: you have no choice anymore!

When you try it with anomymizer you get the us-version.
I hate it - I want to decide where I go!

(edited by: oLeon at 5:30 pm (gmt) on Dec. 12, 2001)

5:18 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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They want to make sure you don't miss out on the ads...
when clicking on AV in US they let you get there.

I don't like that attitude either.

5:21 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Not a good sign...or maybe it is. AstaLavista soon? I'll surely miss the 4 refs a month.
5:26 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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You paying for those 4? That seems a bit high!
6:27 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Which country gets the redirect?

I still get the invitation pop-up for AV Spain.

9:03 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Automatic redirect in Italy.
4:33 pm on Dec 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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NO redirect from Denmark

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6:58 pm on Dec 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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In South Africa, we get an AV popup punting the Netherlands. I guess some stereotypes will take a while to die out :).

For some reason too, when trying to track HotBot referrals, I invariably end up with HotBot's Dutch home page. Afrikaans, related to Dutch and one of the most vibrant and colorful African tongues (especially around Cape Town), is very much a minority home language at the southern tip. The only country where most of the population uses Afrikaans as the lingua franca, is Namibia.

Apparently Africa, the last of the world's great unexplored spaces, tends to be lumped with Europe and the Middle East by governments, multinationals, and other big spenders when divvying up the globe into manageable trade zones, potential sweatshops, or bombing targets.

Hence (and luckily, I guess) our loose affiliation with the Netherlands.

Search engine logic? It's got me beat :).

7:29 pm on Dec 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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In Malaysia we get redirected to AV UK! Our previous colonial masters and 1.000's of miles away and they wouldnt know nasi lemak if it hit them in the face!
9:01 pm on Dec 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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So what's the logic here?
they are now showing 5 ads/goto [at least] listings first, 3 previous. Serp's look a mess.
Looks like they are mixing in a few more pop-ups too
from http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum1/813.htm [webmasterworld.com]

Altavista needs to make sure the paid listings and banner/pop-ups get displayed. They must diversify their worldwide audience as much as possible just in order to diversify their ad revenue. German ads and german Overture listings for german audience. It's as simple as that.

2:22 pm on Dec 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Still no redirect for the Netherlands, not even the popup ...