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Gigablast now in Sweden
mahlon




msg:466772
 1:59 am on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Went to see how Gigablast was doing today and noticed a Swedish version now!

[gigablast.nu...]

 

Brad




msg:466773
 12:30 pm on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Good looking site. Looks like Gigablast found some backers in Sweden.

lazerzubb




msg:466774
 12:33 pm on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Strange this is not a big company, i think i've only heard the name 1 time before, anyway i like the design better that the one at gigablast.com

Tor




msg:466775
 12:38 pm on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Their parters in Sweden is a company called Bop Interactive AB.

heini




msg:466776
 12:41 pm on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

150,912,896 pages and counting...
(4,683,997 of them are in swedish)

4,7 mill pages in swedish... how does that compare with Fast & Google?

jeremy goodrich




msg:466777
 4:54 pm on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Have no idea, BUT it's nice to see them picking up a partner.

Now, if somebody would only COACH them on domestic marketing - Guerrilla style :) perhaps Google would see some nice, friendly, COMPETITION.

Brad




msg:466778
 10:29 pm on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

What jeremy goodrich said. :)

What do we know about Bop Interactive AB?

heini




msg:466779
 10:49 pm on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Well, we have a member here from Bop, we're gonna ask him.

top5jamaica




msg:466780
 10:42 pm on Nov 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

much better looking design with this
should switch the english one to this new look too

xbase234




msg:466781
 8:51 pm on Nov 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

gigablast is cool little engine - would sure like to see it continue to grow in the US.

But what's up with the Swedish add url? I can understand .se, but why .nu (island of Niue)? Dual meaning for the word "nu" in the Swedish language?

mahlon




msg:466782
 5:54 pm on Nov 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Looks like they are now in Scandinavia too.

[gigablast.nu...]

troels nybo nielsen




msg:466783
 8:28 pm on Nov 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

> Dual meaning for the word "nu" in the Swedish language?

Meaning "now" in Scandinavian languages. .nu domains have gained some popularity in Denmark for that specific reason. And most likely in Sweden and Norway too.

larsj




msg:466784
 6:12 pm on Nov 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

I am working with Gigablast Scandinavia. Matt Wells (developer) will pop in here soon and answer any questions regarding [gigablast.nu...]

troels nybo nielsen




msg:466785
 6:29 pm on Nov 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

He shall be welcome. As you indeed are, larsj. It's always good to have an opportunity to communicate directly with representatives for search engines. A lot of misunderstandings may be overcome in this way.

jeremy goodrich




msg:466786
 6:29 pm on Nov 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks for popping in. :)

I'm sure there are loads of new questions about the site, search, etc....most importantly: what can we do to improve our rankings there?

jkruit




msg:466787
 6:30 pm on Nov 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Just FYI....

They only take submissions with .se or .nu ending at this time.

Regards
jkruit

troels nybo nielsen




msg:466788
 8:07 pm on Nov 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Gigablast _Scandinavia_.

I wonder how much emphasis they put on that. About 90% of my visitors are danish, but I really see my danish websites as part of a scandinavian market. They are almost as relevant for swedes and norwegians as they are for danes. (Some would put it the other way around: my websites are as irrelevant for danes as they are for other scandinavians)

A search engine building a specific scandinavian index would be very interesting for any serious scandinavian webmaster. May we hope that Gigablast is trying to do this?

xbase234




msg:466789
 8:31 pm on Nov 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm interested to see how the algorithm shakes up those 150 mil + pages they currently have spidered at giga.com. Anyone happen to know the status of this?

larsj




msg:466790
 10:28 am on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Great to be here. Let me first ask you as webmasters, what do you want to have?

Napoleon




msg:466791
 10:45 am on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

>> what do you want to have? <<

I know what I want... I want a competitor for Google.

Gigablast as a product is extremely good. Nice relevant results clearly presented.... I would recommend that you resist the temptation to take your eye off that ball though. Too many SEs do that and their quality slips, along with their prospects.

I guess what you really need is exposure and partners (don't we all!). With a bit of luck you will surely find them. A reputation for quality certainly helps, and you are gaining that quickly.

There's probably no short cut, but talking in forums like this will also help, as many people here are quite influential.

Finally Larsj, a warm welcome, and the best of luck with Gigablast.

mattdwells




msg:466792
 10:59 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Gigablast.nu is not only indexes .nu and .se TLDs, but indexes any domain which is linked by one of several swedish directory sites.

Matt

[edited by: jeremy_goodrich at 5:58 pm (utc) on Nov. 15, 2002]

heini




msg:466793
 11:03 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Matt, larsj - great to see Gigablast making the leap to the European market.

>indexes any domain which is linked by one of several swedish directory sites.

Interesting approach. Does Gigablast use any form of language detection?

larsj




msg:466794
 12:51 am on Nov 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

No, we don't use language detection yet, but we certainly will do later on on country/language specific collections of Gigablast. The first example will propbly be just the Scandinavian site.

rtiainen




msg:466795
 8:01 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Nice to see Gigablast coming to far north :)

Now a question - do you have any plans to index Finland, either indexing the all of Finland or at least Finnish sites with Swedish content?

Regards,
Sami

larsj




msg:466796
 10:57 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yes, there will be a Nordic/Scandinavian index.

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