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This does not strike me as a point of different orientation for the future, more a continuation of what FAST is already doing, which is slowly but surely becoming G's main competitior, and now it has some backup (financial) to start to bite into G's marketshare.
Though i understand that many would disagree with this point, why not? is all i can say. Everybody knows that ATW algo is good enough > i.e. think 'advanced search'. Who does not use it.
Also in the URL investigator it says my site is in Catalan, but it is quite clearly is English. Maybe I have to revise the META tags to define the CHARSET. However the investigator has other features which would be painstaking to find otherwise and for free, such as size, link popularity, ownership and others.
Overall, nice incremental evolvement, nothing revolutionary.
ATW is a great engine, just needs promoting and Google will be dead in the water!
"Killing" Google would not be good news. While I would too would like to see ATW join the pantheon along with Google, I'd also like to see *some other* search engine come along with the best features of each that managed to become tremendously popular. I get nervous when too much power is concentrated in one spot -- 3 top quality (and widely used) independent search engines is a healthier WWW, IMHO...
Its amazing. The design in my opinion is even better than Google's. URL investigator is cool with the added sub-domain feature is neat.
And I noticed that thier results are very very relevant. I don't know if they changed anything but results are really acurate.
Still one problem: duplicated search results.
Watch out Google, All the Web is doing great.
I don't use any PPC service and I mainly run a little hobby site which is paid for by me. The FTC definitely has no juristiction in Norway. I'm always amazed that Americans just think their laws apply elsewhere.
Americans are the source of much amusement in Canada.
If Google could copyright there design, AllTheWeb would have to look out!
I like the new design, but then again I'm like, this is a Google clone! Give me something new! Be original, AllTheWeb! C'mon!
Over's results shouldn't appear on this lousy engine (it's lousy because I have bad rankings) in the first place. Not if they continue to use it as an R&D platform.
* If you type a URL into an Alltheweb search form that doesn't include &cat=web, URL investigator does not kick in, and instead you get hits for sites that mention the url. This happens with the Alltheweb search form on my browser's start page :(
* If you type a URL that isn't in Alltheweb's index, there's no link to web.archive.org. D'oh!
* The info-links in the URL investigator ("see who owns...", "999 external links...", etc) appear above subdomains but below superdomains. I find this confusing; the info-links should always be tightly grouped with the page they are for.
Suggestsions for improvement:
* In the URL investigator, the only distinction between superdomains and subdomains is the text "homepage" or "subdomains". It would be nice if there was also a spatial hint. For example, it could outdent superdomains, indent subdomains, and maybe move the superdomain above the page in question.
The FTC definitely has no juristiction in Norway. I'm always amazed that Americans just think their laws apply elsewhere.
Americans are the source of much amusement in Canada.
But back to the issue, International Jurisdiction is always a grey area but the FTC definitally has solid grounds to try and regulate material that is broadcast to american computers. You can find some links to cases on sites listed here: [directory.google.com...]
I find this actually rather good for usability: main info all grouped together on top, with secondary info below. Try www.yahoo.com, and you'll see what I mean.
The font sizes could be slightly larger as default, but other than that.. I love the Mac look!
btw. no ppc results showing in Australia either.
It will be interesting to see how this evolves. The FTC may well have some say in this case where an American company has a financial stake in the offshore company that is sourcing the data. Otherwise, every scammer in town will be setting up an offsore search engine to spoof the American market by disguising paid ads as pure search results, and domestic search engines that are at a disadvantage will be screaming loud in Washington.
There will probably be some reciprocal international agreements that develop also. Otherwise Google just might turn off the pastel colors on their sponsored listings for Norway surfers.
The FTC might even make Overture/Fast a test case when it sees those new SERPs.
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What's best about the new design is: No more banner ads!
Surprised that nobody has mentioned it yet.
Maybe we've all been partially blinded by some of the blinking ads they used to have. ;) Now that you mention it, it makes a big difference.
The results though need a lot of improvement to be anywhere near Google's accuracy at least on the tests I did.
Plus it still has some of our pages that have had a re-direct up now for over 6 months!
I'm surprised more of a ruckus hasn't started over their sheepish treatment of sponsored links. I couldn't find them at first - then I squinted and there were the "sponsored" monikers. 2 pt font, in parentheses. This bucks the trend towards more disclosure from their competitors.
ps - I have paid for the FAST indexing from Lycos as well.