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    AltaVista Search Ranks the Highest


    I was reading an article in PC World about AltaVista (a very old search engine that was once prominent) and found the writer's conclusion interesting:

    "...when Google and Ask.com spit out AltaVista as the first result, and Bing as the third result, for the term "search engine," and Yahoo ranks AltaVista second for the term "Internet search," it's enough to make one wonder about search result quality in general."
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    Originally Posted by SEO_AM
    I was reading an article in PC World about AltaVista (a very old search engine that was once prominent) and found the writer's conclusion interesting:

    "...when Google and Ask.com spit out AltaVista as the first result, and Bing as the third result, for the term "search engine," and Yahoo ranks AltaVista second for the term "Internet search," it's enough to make one wonder about search result quality in general."
    Interesting... no?
    I don't see that result in Bing. What is interesting is the number one result in Bing is a KID I think msn still gives way to much weight to kids..

    I suposse people link to AV with the term Search engine but link to google with the term google..
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    up here in g.ca, for "search engine" I get (in order) altavista.ca, dogpile.com, altavista.com, wikipedia.ca, bing,ca, yahoo.ca, yahoo.com, webcrawler.com, searchenginecolossus.com and finally in #10, picktorrent.com.

    cool! never done that search before...and the results are interesting, eh?



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    Originally Posted by SEO_AM
    Interesting... no?
    Yes interesting......not to hijack the thread BUT a friend of mine owned the URL altavista.com no kidding...Compaq didn't own the URL when they started the search engine. It was at the time one of the largest ever $$$ sales for a URL at the time - $3.3 million. http://www.active-domain.com/resources/million-dollar-domains.htm

    Sadly he lost a large portion of the money in the .com crash of 2001.

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    Originally Posted by gazzahk
    I don't see that result in Bing. What is interesting is the number one result in Bing is a KID I think msn still gives way to much weight to kids..
    That's because they're an american company, and America seems to love overweight kids.....

    But to be honest, it makes sense that Google would not display themselves. As their mission is to display the most relevant search results, obviously if someone is on Google searching for search engine, why would they want to go back to the Google homepage?

    BTW, that PCWorld article is showing up #1 if anyone wants to read it.

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    I don't see those results. But 2 months ago, yahoo ranks 1 in google "the best search engine in the world"
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    You don't see those results because this thread is 6 months old. Note the time stamps in the upper left hand corner of every post.

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