It’s a web search engine owned by Yahoo!. AltaVista was once one of the most popular search engines but its popularity declined with the rise of Google. AltaVista is the only search engine that permits you to sort search output on keywords you choose. This is very useful in organizing output from a search to make screening the results easier.ity has following features
Web database: AltaVista’s own indexed Web pages including PDF files
Directory: Open Directory (formerly LookSmart)
News: AltaVista’s own crawled pages (formerly from Moreover)
Ads: from Overture
Images: AltaVista’s own crawled image files
Audio and Video: AltaVista’s own crawled multimedia files
5. Aol search
AOL has about 2.9% of the search market, according to comScore, and would help push Microsoft over 30% when combined with their Yahoo deal. Google holds over 65%. AOL has always worked to put their own spin on search. Some of the new features aren’t much different from Google’s own personalized search results options, but others are new and certainly worth looking in to.
Ask.com was originally known as Ask Jeeves. The Ask.com Toolbar is a free browser extension from Ask.com, available for both the Internet Explorer and Firefox web browsers. The original idea behind Ask Jeeves was to allow users to get answers to questions posed in everyday, natural language, as well as traditional keyword searching. Ask’s platform often features content, widgets and software integration with the partners who distribute these toolbars.