Before the emergence of popular search engines that we often use today, such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo, there is a search engine that is quite popular, namely Altavista. Launched in 1995. Altavista became a very popular search engine, but shortly when Google was launched and other large companies followed Google’s steps by creating their own search engine, AltaVista quickly began to collapse. And the latest news, Yahoo (which has AltaVista) will turn off the classic search engine on 8 July.
Yahoo said that they closed AltaVista to “sharpen” their focus on new products, and the company asked AltaVista users (if they still exist) to start using Yahoo Search, and the AltaVista URL would automatically redirect to Yahoo Search.
AltaVista was acquired by Yahoo in 2003 after becoming the exclusive provider of search results for Yahoo starting in 1996, and Altavista is a search engine that is far more advanced than the search engines that existed in the mid 90s when it was able to index more than 20 million at that time. website, thanks to the innovative “crawler” web technology. Of course, that’s not so revolutionary anymore, because most big search engines have quite a number of types of technology they use.
The closing of AltaVista is just one example of the various steps to close some of Yahoo’s recently announced services. Many users are disappointed over several other service closures that have occurred at the company. FoxyTunes and Yahoo RSS Alerts were closed yesterday, and Neighbors Beta, and Downloads Beta and Local API will also be closed later this month.