AltaVista became one of the most popular web search engines to search the Internet.
AltaVista's search technology made it an early Internet performance leader.
Pioneered as the first full-text search service in the world, AltaVista's proud tradition of search excellence is still recognized by researchers for its innovations and performance. Purchased by Yahoo! in 2003, which retained the brand, the AltaVista domain is now being redirected to Yahoo!s own search site.
Read about the early history of AltaVista, its origins, search engine innovations, content offerings, and many other features.