Alexa Global Traffic Rank: 7,707
Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) launched AltaVista in 1995 and it quickly became a popular search engine. At one point AltaVista was so hot that it provided search results for Yahoo. Ultimately, Yahoo ended up owning AltaVista and now the roles are reversed. AltaVista is simply a shell site that serves as a front end for Yahoo’s search engine, which uses better, more recent technology.