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Remember the search engine Altavista? (I sure do). Via Wikipedia: “AltaVista was a Web search engine established in 1995. It became one of the most-used early search engines, but lost ground to Google and was purchased by Yahoo! in 2003, which retained the brand, but based all AltaVista searches on its own search engine. On July 8, 2013, the service was shut down by Yahoo!, and since then the domain has redirected to Yahoo!’s own search site.
Old’aVista was down due to server issues for the last week or so but now we’re back hopefully with no issues.”

Check out Old’aVista “the most powerful guide to the old internet” – back to the future, again: “Huge Database and Search Updates This has been a long time coming and it’s finally here! I have been working on a huge database update for months that will improve the search quality, here’s what it involves:

  • I re-scraped the ALL of the sites with a better way to collect the contents of the pages, which will make those pages easier to find.
  • I also removed tons of duplicate entries by formatting the URLs to remove variations with dangling “/” and “index.html”.
  • In the scraping process I have also finished going through the outstanding items in the queue, which made me find even more sites. So we added hundreds of thousands more pages to the index.
  • On top of those sites found, I also indexed a bunch of others I found while scraping the Yahoo Directories for the future “Directories” feature, which also added a lot more sites to the index.
  • Because of the above, introducing the Directories feature will be a lot easier, which is coming very soon.
  • On top of all of that, now you also have the ability to select between 6 different languages in the main search…”

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