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11:52 pm on Oct 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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[biz.yahoo.com...]

650 million pages indexed. Nice to see these guys making serious headway.

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Guys? I think you mean guy. :D
12:09 am on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Not sure about the "guy" part

In addition to new partners and new indexed pages, Gigablast has grown its staff and moved its headquarters to a larger complex in Albuquerque, NM.

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Well that is a change. Last I heard it was still just Matt coding away. :P
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Gigablast has grown its staff...

I still think of it as a David and Goliath story, and Matt is definitely David. I've been rooting for this engine for years. Nice to see it growing.

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Nice. Very Nice. Kudos to Matt et al.
3:33 am on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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And they are looking to hire another Software Engineer (message on the main page.)
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i love gigablast. i rank tops for almost all my targeted keywords. if only i get significant referals!
5:30 am on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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g vs. G, Love to see the little g make some headway & keep growing!
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g vs. G

I like that even better than David vrs G. ;)

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I liked the personal response to my inclusion query - I wish Matt and little g all the best!

Big cheers for the innovators. Small today - giant slayer tomorrow.

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I think that Gigablast has a fair way to go on the quality of the serps. The test queries led to quite a few sites that don't actually have the contents they promise - just adverts - usually context sensitive - ie. spam. (probably from some from people here - *ducks*)

But I really like gigabits!

I designed a logo for gigablast nearly 3 years ago, they ran a competition here - they choose a different one - but I have been following ever since :) (The logo they choose works better in the space)

650,000,000 - Go Gigablast!

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Pity its not accepting new submissions
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essex_boy, they tend to stop and start submissions on a regular basis so keep your eyes peeled.
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"usually context sensitive - ie. spam. (probably from some from people here - *ducks*)"

Heh Heh. Gotta keep em on their toes. My pages are relevant mind you.

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One good thing about Gigablast is that it's not yet popular enough to be a front line spamm target.

It will be interesting to see how they deal with this issue as they grow.

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This is a great search engine that I've been following for a while now. It's nice to know there's still an SE with the spirit of instant indexing and editorial-based organic results (read: no paid listings in regular search results).
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>>(read: no paid listings in regular search results).

just you wait, mr higgins! ;-)

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the spirit of instant indexing...

One good thing about Gigablast is that it's not yet popular enough to be a front line spamm target.

It will be interesting to see how they deal with this issue as they grow.

Yeah... these two things, among others, may well collide when they do get popular. Some years back, when they were hot, Inktomi's submissions were running 99% spam. For a while, they gave you negative points if you submitted. AltaVista had to resort to ransom note submissions.

I'm seeing that the Gigablast algo has a link relevancy component, but its threshold doesn't seem to be very high. Hard to tell without more pages in the index. Right now, its results in areas I've checked look like a cross between Google and Yahoo, maybe trying to have the best of both worlds... but that's pre major engine status. With Florida, Google had to start getting irrelevant to combat spammers.

 

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