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New Full Spidering Search Engine - Giga Blast

 12:38 am on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'd heard about this one awhile back and it appears they are up and running:


Real time spidering on the AddUrl page.


Feels like: Infoseek
Tastes like: Peppermint (minty fresh ;)
Looks like: squeaky clean.
Relavance like: who cares. it's a new se with instant addurl - done.



 1:30 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

All the design and layout could do with some polish, then we could have a real potential contender.


 1:33 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Obviously there won't be many people using it yet but that could all change. Imagine if we all told 10 people!

If they refine the results a bit I am sure it won't take long for people to find it.

Hopefully they will keep a clean design. That is why I use google there arnt that many quick and clean engines around.



 1:36 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Very Cool...I went to submit my business site and it was already there!!! The cache indicated it was spidered on March 15th. I submitted three more just now. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes to find them in the search results.

I wonder where this engine will be going and how long the free submit will last? I imagine they have a cut-off figure which they haven't reached yet.

I agree with the rest of you ... its just a pleasure to get instant gratification. Hmmm, think I need some ice cream ... its getting steamy here!


 1:41 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

What is the ip of this little spidy? Also how are you checking to see if your site it listed? When I check the www.url.com it's coming up with lots of results just nothing about my site.


 1:48 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

The IP I was spidered by was


 1:49 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)




 1:55 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks, is it not requesting a robots file? I added five domains and so far the last one I added showed up first. This is fun... ahh remember the old Ink days <heavy sigh>

Are you all adding just your main page and if so is the little guy spidering your whole site just now or just adding the pages you submitted?

Brett: you sure do know how to light a fire. ;)

<note>I am now getting redirected to search.searchboss.com for nearly every link I click on and all of the mirrors (cache) are coming up not found. Was this a test to see just how excited someone could get us by offering instant addition? ;) Or did we kill this thing already?</note>


 2:37 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

It really needs a decent logo, and I agree with Electro the last 5 query feature should be removed, when/if they start getting 100 requests a minute they probably will get rid of it.

I wish them luck, but they need to make the page look more professional at the moment it looks very bad.



 2:38 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi. There are a lot of comments both good and bad, it seems, but I think this is just a very early beta version. And if you consider the speed that all of this spidering happened I'd say it was pretty successful. Things like the amateurish look are just some outer polish that can be slapped on later. I think i was chatting with the person running this and he said (1) this is just a test. (2) come back in two months (3) He hopes to have 250 million pages index with his current hardware.

Of course I don't know who i was chatting with (through the last five queries) but that was when there were about 15 000 pages indexed.


 2:53 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

someone is searching for Brett ;)


 2:59 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yes this looks like a demo for the technology rather than the final product.


 3:03 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Agreed Bogglesworld, I hope whoever it is has the success they are looking for.

It has a very googley (if that's a word) feel to it, he/she has obviously based it on google with the cache feature.

It could be a winner with the realtime FREE spidering/indexing.


<added> I'm like a kid with a new toy :) </added>


 3:06 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Cardinal Rule of SEO

When a search engine database opens, GET IN! We'll worry about algos, cosmetics, serps later.

Aaaahh! That felt good to dust off the old submit macro this morning. It's been awhile.


 3:12 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

How fast does this thing hit your site? I had one site spidered already it only took about 10 minutes for it to get the home page, but that's all it took. I submitted 5 others at the same time but it hasn't hit us yet. Now, I know I'm being pushy but I'm just wondering if there is particular criteria for it to spider faster on some than on others.


 3:42 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Feels like Infoseek.


 3:47 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

>hang on guys.. is anybody gonna use this thing
>...how much will this one deliver?

We really need to start a search engine adoption agency to let surfers know about these other search engines. Pick an alternative engine and put their button on your index page. Something like that. Otherwise nobody will ever hear of them.


 3:51 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)


>Imagine if we all told 10 people!

ha - welcome to the board...


 4:11 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

out: slashdotting
in: wanna bring a new search engine to its knees? mention it on WebmasterWorld... ;)


 5:36 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

"Feels like Infoseek"

yep I can see that... only thing is most of the url's I'm submitting haven't been hit yet since 8:30 am. I know that sounds ridiculously picky, but I was trying to see how fast it would pick them up. Only one out of 10 got picked up.

brotherhood of LAN

 5:41 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

*looks* like the server is down, i cant get in


 5:56 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

*looks* like the server is down, i cant get in

just checked and it seems to be working OK.

pick up a few sites a submitted in seconds...wow.
I like it loads.


 6:17 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

I think I was chatting w/ someone running the darn thing lats night through the last 5 queries feature. I would search for a certain string then go back to the home page and see 2 or 3 different possible ways I might have searched. For Example I searched for:

work out tapes

and someone else would search for:

"work out" + tapes

or some such variation. Before that happened I was blatantly re-searching for my URL over and over just to see if I could grab a few visits. I guess I did that about 5-10 times until I thought to myself --- "Gee I'd hate to get banned from this SE already!"
IT defenitely needs some cosmetic surgery. Is their anyway to find someone at gigablasts email or contact info? I think they should read this thread...

Calling GigaGuy,


Robert Charlton

 6:23 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>As far as I can see it says mirror on everything<<

That's very funny. I did a search on ClientName to see if they were listed, and the top two listings returned actually were mirrors they hadn't told me about.

(edited by: Robert_Charlton at 6:25 pm (utc) on Mar. 16, 2002)


 6:24 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

His email is at the bottom of the page. I used it yesterday when I thought (silly me) that the page had been 'owned' (well, it had been, kind of..)

Got a short reply back today, so its alive!


 6:53 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

43 Pages submited


 6:59 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

he didn't follow dynamic pages link, .. anybody else?


 7:00 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

i sent this to brett to post, but maybe he's not working today:

thanks for your msg on gigablast.
this is matt wells.
i'd just like to note a few things for you to post on the msg board:

1) as most know this is pre-beta
2) no i do not plan on "selling out". i'm not accepting any venture capital, but i may take out loans. i have a passion for information retrieval and there's a lot of projects i want to do once i have a large corpus of documents.
3) i plan on having a decent beta in a couple of months
4) the current hardware i have should hold somewhere between 200-250 million web page at about 80 queries per second.
5) i'm running off a T1 now (a major bottleneck), which, because it's being hammered by the spider, makes the website seem sluggish

Thanks to all at webmasterworld for testing gigablast! You've help me find and fix a few bugs.

search on,


 7:05 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

This almost looks like a front for search boss. All my searches are returning a heavy amount of serps that redirect to that site.

Spam city....could be fun and useful, but for now..looks like junk serps.


 7:13 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

I add a url and it took 3 minutes to get the site indexed that is fast.

Will it spider dynamic urlīs??



 7:16 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

search boss is a spam site that needs to be dealt with. Things will improve when the index gets larger and higher quality sites (sites with lots of incoming link text) start to dominate. Like most other search engines i have a blacklist, and i plan to add all of search boss' sites if i can find them.


 7:18 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

it will spider dynamic urls but i currently have that option disabled. i will probably enable it shortly.

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