had improved the quality and freshness of its results and redesigned its user interface. It was the first to use the keywords meta tag in 1996.
AltaVista Search Engine was created by researchers at Digital Equipment Corporation . From 1996 powered Yahoo! Search, since 2003 - Yahoo technology powers
Now an Internet portal, was once one of the most recognized brands on the Internet. One of the famous 90's dotcoms.
AltaVista Search Engine
was an immediate success.
It gets most of its results from its own index.
Traffic increased steadily.
The first search engines were indexing the titles of articles that were shared. They were not powerful software like their successors of today and they didn't need a lot of power because the number of documents was not a large one. As the number of documents grew search engines started to need real power for the needs of people using them. Not many people remember AV now. When we came to 1990's, AV was the most popular search engine. In 15 years from the launch of AV everything about search engines and internet searching technologies changed. For example if we say that the hard disk capacity of AV indexer was only 500 MB, the extent of progress can be seen very easily.