AltaVista

A Brief History of Search Engines

From the pioneering days of Archie, Altavista and Yahoo to the AI-driven sophistication of Google and Bing, we cover the history of search engines.

Altavista

The Rise and Fall of AltaVista: A Look at a 90s Web Pioneer

At its peak, AltaVista, the web's first full-text searchable database, received 80 million hits a day. And then it was acquired.