Tag Archives: Yahoo!

AltaVista

Yahoo! will be “shutting downAltaVista on (as of?) July 8.  I’m surprised it’s lasted this long considering how worthless it’s been since Yahoo! took it over.  They eliminated most of it’s usefulness/functionality, particularly the ability to use Boolean operators.  Before Yahoo! acquired AltaVista, it was my favorite search engine, but Yahoo! ruined it.

You can read Danny Sullivan’s eulogy for AltaVista here.

Thanks to Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable for the heads up.

E-mail Alerts Services

I’ve recorded the results of my test of Google Alerts.  I wondered what similar services were available, and after doing some research, I found the following:

Half of them are for Twitter or other social sites.

Are there any services that I missed?