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Excellent

“My favourite search enigine”

published 12/03/2001

always find the best results and can get there qui...

sometimes can't find what u want (hardly ever happ...

Altavista.com is my favourite search engine in the world. Compared to yahoo.com, which is full of pictures and lots of links, Altavista has a very simple layout. It has doesn’t have many images and is mostly just links to the categories for your search. This helps the page load quicker. It...

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Super

“STILL GOING STRONG”

published 09/06/2001

Quick. Relevent results.

Cant Search using questions.

I, like many, had become addicted to GOOGLE. A couple of weeks ago I decided to return to a few of the Search Engines that I had commonly used prior to this. I was very impressed with Altavista. It is very simple and uncluttered, yet managed do its job extremely well. ~~Download Speed~~ This was...

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Super

Quick, easy, usually gets the basics correct

has trouble with complexities, and creates difficu...

Babel Fish This is a service that I have found at the Altavista website. This service is much better than it used to be. It has greatly improved but there is still room for improvement. Babel Fish translate in 19 different ways and it does the most translations from english to another language...

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Satisfactory

Well respected, useful as a complete portal.

Slow, full of advertising and dead links.

Altavista is managed by 'Altavista The Search Company', based in the US. For many years this search engine has been the number one throughout the world. It has evolved from a simple meta-engine to a portal of directories, databases and banks of graphics and the like. Altavista could be described...

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Super

“The search goes on...”

published 27/02/2001

Uncluttered main search page, fast loading, genera...

Too many dead links

Altavista.com is not a bad little search engine at all, the site itself is very uncluttered with very few images and mostly just related text links, so the pages load quickly enough. You can either search using the big search box at the top of the screen, or you can look through the various...

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Super

“Be specific”

published 25/02/2001

Good if you use all the facilities

overload if you don't specify exactly what you wan...

I stopped using Alta Vista as a search engine about a year ago as it was throwing up too many 'dead' url's. I decided to do an experiment to see if was any better now. The homepage looks much the same. It's oacked with links in blue text. No pictures or other adornments. This is a good thing, of...

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Super

Large database, powerful advanced search

Not the biggest, lots of commercial distractions

This one's a bit techy - and partly adapted from an essay of mine. But I suppose it might interest somebody! A few years back, around the time of the 'internet boom,' it seemed that there were two clear leaders in the searching arena. Yahoo was the choice of the masses, while anybody wanting to...

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Excellent

“I'll Be Back”

published 11/05/2001

Every search will be covered by more than Altavist...

None.

There are literally thousands of search engines on the web, each with different listings, directories, and access to various things. Most of the time a given system will only provide links from it's own server, but when you use the major engines like Yahoo, Google, Excite, & Altavista, they...

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Super

“A VIEW FROM ABOVE”

published 19/04/2001

Good search, language trans

Its loosing the race of popularity to google

“You don’t need to tell the people that it is good or bad You just need to tell the people what is going right and what is going wrong” We have been talking lot of the Indian scenario and blaming some of the dotcoms for their poor performance have we looked at some of the major...

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Super

“Lost And Found”

published 10/04/2001

Enormous database

Some what random in it's results

Altavista.com is the search engine I use. I use it because it often finds what I'm looking for. This may seem like stating the obvious, but believe me, how often have you typed in a perfectly normal word to search for, and then been presented with something that it has nothing to do with? With...

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Excellent

“The best robot around”

published 16/01/2001

Good search facilities, range of features like wee...

Repetition of keywords one after the other, meta r...

About the company The AltaVista company is the leading knowledge resource on the Internet. Building on its strong search tradition and original technology, AltaVista is unlocking the Internet to provide access to the richest, most relevant information across multiple dimensions, including: Web...

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Super

Easy to use categories with a wide selection, text...

Too many other features that slow that the site do...

When I was an Internet newbie this was the first search engine that I used. Back then it was quite a bit different to the site that you get now. However, I am looking at the site as it stands today. It is a great search engine, don't get me wrong, but I can't help feeling that it has been turned...

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Excellent

Efficient language searches

Needs familiarisation

I usually need to look for information in the web from sites in other languages, mostly in spanish and italian, often using english words. I have been through most search engines and the one that suits best I found was altavista.com. Why? Firstly, I think the engine is quite powerful and has...

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Super

Fairly good search engine

Gives you a large amount of uneeded info

Altavista.com is one of the better web search engines out there, it’s not the best but not far from it. ***ABOUT ALTAVISTA*** The AltaVista search engine has been split into a U.K edition, which is far more useful to us Brits requiring information in our language. While including the whole...

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Excellent

“One of the Best !”

published 09/07/2000

Large.easy to navigate

More commercial

What constitutes a great search engine is difficult to define and ultimately depends on what you actually want to find.There are many search engines to choose from but I find that I use altavista.com. a good deal. It is among the largest search engines,it is quick and its coverage seems pretty...

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