Adieu AltaVista!

Jul 3, 2013 | 1,678 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo has announced that it will be shutting down the AltaVista on July 8, 2013. AltaVista was launched in 1995 and it had a whopping 16 million documents, which made it the fastest search engine of the time capable of responding within a fraction of a second. It was founded by Louis Monier.

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On a personal note; AltaVista was the first search engine I started using long before Google was launched. And there was a time when we used to optimize websites for AltaVista as ranking on this particular search engine mattered a lot to clients. The major contribution of Louis Monier will be remembered always.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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