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Even with the recent intrusion of Overture results, it still seemed to return reasonable results - even if getting indexed seemed a bit hit and miss.
For me, it had a certain quality sadly missing in many (most?) search engines now, namely 'credibility'.
So, is Alltheweb just going to be a 'click/revenue generator' for Overture?
If so, what will happen to Lycos results and to Scirus?
I bet my knowledge-base of all things Fast on this forum - Heini - is gutted :)
As to being gutted: Basically we have said goodbye to this once great engine at the moment Fast sold it to Overture.
The once so popular search engine is actually still being used to search. Eventhough the glow is fading :)
Tim also mentioned that alltheweb and AltaVista could soon have their own distinct algorithms and indices. The results will still be relevant, he said, but different.
Seems to go against what everyone has been saying.
[edited by: heini at 12:01 pm (utc) on Mar. 8, 2004]
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Pay for the privilege of having an 'editor' review your pages for a non-refundable fee.
Pay to have you URL's included in the Overture-distributed/Ink database
Pay per click.
And repeat the above process in trying to optimise for AllTheWeb, AV, Yahoo etc. As far as I am aware, you cannot choose (and pay accordingly) to be in Fast OR Yahoo - it's blanket inclusion even if the engines will have their own algos.
Me, I prefered PFI where you could choose which engines/network you were targeting and optimise accordingly...
Still got black armbands on for Fast...
Correct me if I am wrong but wasn't NS part of the Mozilla open source project, whereas ATW would have rights on there code and signed contracts not allowing anything out of the office so to speak. I might be wrong as i said about the open source and i would like to be corrected if so.