The search engine that helps you find exactly what you're looking for. Find the most relevant information, video, images, and answers from all across the Web.
Current status. Defunct (July 8, 2013. ( 2013-07-08) )  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.
The search engine that helps you find exactly what you\'re looking for. Find the most relevant information, video, images, and answers from all across the Web.
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AltaVista was the search engine I loved, though, arriving years before Google, but with a similar ethos of keeping things simple. It couldn’t last. AltaVista and others never understood that ...
To borrow from the present, AltaVista was the Google of its era. In 1996, it was arguably the best and most-loved brand on the Web. It presaged many of the current innovations and opportunities...