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AltaVista Search Engine
The AltaVista search engine starts by spidering your entire site with its spider Scooter. Although lately Scooter hasn't been scooting too well.

Scooter may take up to three months to spider and index your entire site (if it is going to crawl your site at all). It normally spiders about 2-10 pages per site in any week. Sometimes Scooter needs a good swift kick to get it to index certain pages.

Scooter fast facts: last updated sept-1-2000

Fast Infoseek Facts
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Gives a higher priority for keywords that are located near the top of the page,
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Gives a tad higher ranking for keywords appearing closer to each other on the page text.
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It adds up the occurrences of the keyword in the page for higher scoring.
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The best page length appears to be best at around 4-8k. Less doesn't work any more and it appears that MORE doesn't do much either.
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If META keyword tags are not present, it indexes the first 30-40 words of the page as the page description.
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Indexes both keywords and description meta tag fields as search keywords.
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Filter words in title or meta tags *IS* indexed.
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Gives just a touch higher priority for keywords located in submit tags
( META Tags and Meta Keywords ),
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A small boost for linkage (number of links to your site), but they are *not* context sensitive.
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Keywords are case sensitive.
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AV can index a site based upon frames. Make sure to have a "home" button/link on all sub frame pages.
AltaVista is one of largest search engine on the net with over 285 million pages in its huge database (Sept 2000).

AltaVista was created out of a research project at Digital Equipment Corporations Research Laboratories in Palo Alto California USA. Recently a controlling interest was sold to CMGI. An IPO is planned for early 2000.

AltaVista again uses the Looksmart directory service, in adition to the ODP (Open Directory Project listed Sites).

It is the only search engine to index in multiple languages and multiple character sets with on-the-fly translation. It can determine the character set of a page even if a web author has failed to indicated it, which commonly happens. Although, Infoseeks new translation service is going to give Babel fish, a run for its money.

See Also:
AltaVista World Index
http://www.altavista.com/av/oneweb

Scooter Spider Data:
AltaVista

(Full spider)
Scooter/2.0 G.R.A.B. X2.0
Scooter/1.0 scooter@pa.dec.com
scooter3.av.pa-x.dec.com
scooter.pa-x.dec.com
charlotte.av.pa-x.dec.com
tarantula.av.pa-x.dec.com
language translator: "babelfish1a.av.pa-x.dec.com"
test-scooter.av.pa-x.dec.com
Scooter/2.0 G.R.A.B. V1.1.0
vscooter/2.0 G.R.A.B. V1.1.0
Scooter/1.0
Scooter/2.0 G.R.A.B. V1.1.0
(204.123.9.*)

(URL check spider)
Scooter/1.0
add-url.altavista.digital.com
www2.altavista.digital.com

Email Response : Lately it has been fairly generic form email. One human contact out of 15 tries in 2000.

Rankings Priority Rundown :

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Keyword or phrase appearing in title.
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Keyword or phrase appearing near the top of page.
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Individual keywords appear close together.
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Keyword or phrase appearing in meta tags.
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Keywords in bold, italic, or link text
Of Moderate Importance:
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Document date of origin: Touch higher for the oldest pages (yes oldest).
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Document randomization. Long pages, short pages. Alta is now mixing it up
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Site linkage bonus. A small boost in performance. Mainly, Alta doesn't like to index pages that are not linked either internally.
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Stand alone pages not linked to the rest of the site, are not indexed.
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Off the page criteria. Possibly using keywords located links pointed at your site.
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