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Gigablast now in Sweden

     

mahlon

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...]

Brad

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

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

lazerzubb

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

Tor

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

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

heini

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?

jeremy goodrich

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.

Brad

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?

heini

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.

top5jamaica

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

xbase234

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?

mahlon

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

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Looks like they are now in Scandinavia too.

[gigablast.nu...]

troels nybo nielsen

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.

larsj

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...]

troels nybo nielsen

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.

jeremy goodrich

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

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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?

jkruit

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.

Regards
jkruit

troels nybo nielsen

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?

xbase234

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

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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?

larsj

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?

Napoleon

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

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]

heini

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?

larsj

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

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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.

rtiainen

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?

Regards,
Sami

larsj

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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