Web: Back in 2002, it occurred to someone to check the Google search results for ‘http’, to figure out what the most popular sites were.
Looks like it’s changed — here’s the top five results from a Google search for ‘http’ now:
- 1: Microsoft
- 2: AltaVista (!!)
- 3: Yahoo!
- 4: My Excite
- 5: Google
My guess: older links are getting good PageRank, using whatever new tweaked algorithm they’re using. But AltaVista beating Google? ;)