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AltaVista Tightens Belt, Stays Hopeful On Search

AltaVista had another round of layoffs in January, losing 200 people, which cuts the company workforce to about 600 total. AltaVista is retaining its search engineering staff and says it fully intends to continue developing its own web wide search product, rather than outsourcing this to a third party such as Inktomi, FAST or Google. AltaVista had another round of layoffs in January, losing 200 people, which cuts the company workforce to about 600 total. AltaVista is retaining its search engineering staff and says it fully intends to continue developing its own web wide search product, rather than outsourcing this to a third party such as Inktomi, FAST or Google. 0 Comments

AltaVista Add URL Update and Briefs

First, AltaVista reports that its Add URL system is indeed still takingsubmissions and that "significant" numbers of URLs have been added tothe index. However, they are still processing a backlog. Submissions have beenadded in batches, with the next one scheduled for sometime this week, and thefrequency is planned to increase as we move forward into December and the NewYear. I'll bring you more news as I hear it -- meanwhile, the best advice is towatch for your missing pages and resubmit the key ones each week, if they failto appear First, AltaVista reports that its Add URL system is indeed still takingsubmissions and that "significant" numbers of URLs have been added tothe index. However, they are still processing a backlog. Submissions have beenadded in batches, with the next one scheduled for sometime this week, and thefrequency is planned to increase as we move forward into December and the NewYear. I'll bring you more news as I hear it -- meanwhile, the best advice is towatch for your missing pages and resubmit the key ones each week, if they failto appear 0 Comments