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  1. How AltaVista Works

    The "ransom note" look of the submission code is designed to combat against text recognition programs, but that also means the codes can be hard for even humans to read. NOTE: infoSpider is the company that is handling the paid inclusion system for...

  2. The Search Engine Update, July 2, 2001, Number 104

    Now called "Basic Submit," the downside is that you have to enter a ransom note message for each batch of five URLs that you add. AltaVista has hinted that it was going to offer paid inclusion since late last year and even accidentally posted pages...