Lycos now uses AlltheWeb for
International Lycos sites (with local content):
Hong Kong, India,
Facts & Figures
Lycos gets its name from Lycosidae, Latin for Wolf Spider,
a ground spider that catches its prey by pursuit rather than using a web. Develped
at Carnegie Mellon University, it is one of the oldest search engines, having
been on-line since May 1994. In 1998 Lycos bought Tripod, the free webpage provider.
Since April 1999 (when it surpassed Yahoo as most visited portal) its directory
has been provided by Open Directory. They bought Hotbot in June 1999. In January
2000 it ditched its index and replaced it with Fast. Consequently it has become
an amalgamation of sourced content, as opposed to its original innovations.
Size: 575 million (they use AllTheWeb)
Searches per day: ???
Popularity: Roughly 14-35% of American websurfers
visited Lycos last month, according two to different surveys.
Amazing number of links on their Home Page: 146