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Gigablast offers roll your own search engine
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Holmes

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Msg#: 1586 posted 2:03 am on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

Just read on the search engine watch blog that Gigablast is letting people build their own topic specific search engine on top of Gigablast.

Granted you're limited to crawling only 200 sites but it is free. I know both Yahoo and Jeeves have been considering doing the same thing. Maybe this will get them to commit.

 

Holmes

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Msg#: 1586 posted 2:04 am on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

I don't know if the powers that be will let me post the URL but here it goes:

Gigablast primer on do it yourself search engine:

[gigablast.com...]

larryhatch

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Msg#: 1586 posted 4:37 am on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

VERY interesting. I may give that a try. -Larryteres

mattdwells

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Msg#: 1586 posted 5:22 am on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

The Custom Topic Engine does not require you to do any spidering. It uses Gigablast's current web index, and restricts your search to up to 200 websites that you specify via a form input tag.

Webmasters that run niche websites can now easily create specialized topic search engines and add extra value to their sites.

Nobody else, to my knowledge, has such a technology as this so we are really excited to see what people think and what kind of uses they can dream up.

The press release is at [gigablast.com...] and the instructions are at [gigablast.com...] and Gary Price's write up in searchenginewatch's blog is [blog.searchenginewatch.com...]

Have fun!

Matt Wells
Gigablast.com

larryhatch

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Msg#: 1586 posted 12:45 pm on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have my GIGA page up already, it works great!
I will have fun tinkering with the URLs included etc.

Now this gives me another page, one with some real benefit for my visitors.

Thanks Gigablast! - Larry

peterdaly

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Msg#: 1586 posted 1:13 pm on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

Nobody else, to my knowledge, has such a technology as this so we are really excited to see what people think and what kind of uses they can dream up.

Don't quite think that is true, since I have experimented with a search product that, although it would require a little work, could do something similar. It would have to crawl. They say a common use, other than intranet searching is a topic centric engine.

I've been debating whether to launch a service based on the product flexible enough to provide a SiteSearch type end result through Topical Search.

treeline

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Msg#: 1586 posted 5:26 pm on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hey Matt,

This looks like fun. Thanks for participating here, I'll give it a try!

Is there a "branding" option where it doesn't automatically land at Gigablast?

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