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

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

[gigablast.nu...]

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

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Good looking site. Looks like Gigablast found some backers in Sweden.
12:33 pm on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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

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

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Their parters in Sweden is a company called Bop Interactive AB.
12:41 pm on Nov 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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?

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

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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.

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

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What jeremy goodrich said. :)

What do we know about Bop Interactive AB?

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

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Well, we have a member here from Bop, we're gonna ask him.
10:42 pm on Nov 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

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much better looking design with this
should switch the english one to this new look too
8:51 pm on Nov 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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?

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

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Looks like they are now in Scandinavia too.

[gigablast.nu...]

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

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> 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.

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

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I am working with Gigablast Scandinavia. Matt Wells (developer) will pop in here soon and answer any questions regarding [gigablast.nu...]
6:29 pm on Nov 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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.
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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?

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

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Just FYI....

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

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

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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?

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

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Great to be here. Let me first ask you as webmasters, what do you want to have?
10:45 am on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>> 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.

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

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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]

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Yes, there will be a Nordic/Scandinavian index.
 

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