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AltaVista Launches Paid Listings

So it finally happened. One of the major search engines, AltaVista, followed GoTo.com's lead and introduced paid listings in April. Always a controversial idea, AltaVista did itself no favors through the inept way it launched the paid listings program. The program doesn't actually affect AltaVista's crawler-based results, but by moving forward with advertisers before explaining things to the public, AltaVista let dangerous misconceptions fester. So it finally happened. One of the major search engines, AltaVista, followed GoTo.com's lead and introduced paid listings in April. Always a controversial idea, AltaVista did itself no favors through the inept way it launched the paid listings program. The program doesn't actually affect AltaVista's crawler-based results, but by moving forward with advertisers before explaining things to the public, AltaVista let dangerous misconceptions fester. 0 Comments

Father Of AltaVista Resigns

AltaVista's Chief Technical Officer, Louis Monier, has left the company to pursue non-search engine related opportunities. His departure is not connected to the recent Compaq resignations nor the introduction of paid links at AltaVista. AltaVista's Chief Technical Officer, Louis Monier, has left the company to pursue non-search engine related opportunities. His departure is not connected to the recent Compaq resignations nor the introduction of paid links at AltaVista. 0 Comments