ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigablast, Inc., an internet search engine corporation, starts the new year with a bang! The company announced today its recent database expansion from 650 million webpages to over 1 billion. The new index also includes a comprehensive refresh of webpages from the previous index. Anyone can search the new index from the company's homepage, http://www.gigablast.com. Gigablast also recently unveiled some innovative, new search solutions which are currently free to the general public and leverage the increased index size. Among these are Dedicated Site Search (DSS) and Custom Topic Search (CTS). DSS gives webmasters the ability to provide their website's viewers with search capability for the specific website being viewed. Additionally, webmasters can provide root URLs to seed the spidering process of their websites. Gigablast will spider their websites in real-time at the rate of one page every five seconds. With multiple dedicated clusters, Gigablast can handle large amounts of DSS queries and webpages. Until all of a website's pages have been uploaded to the dedicated servers, viewers may be directed to Gigablast's main index which likely has most, if not all, of the website's pages already indexed. CTS was announced on December 20, 2004 and allows webmasters to tailor their website's search feature to a custom topic. The topic may be defined by a list of hundreds of arbitrary websites. These websites are entered into the search tool by the webmaster and are often related to an area of interest. Gigablast then restricts its search to these websites. Gigablast suggests that webmasters build their list of relevant websites by harvesting URLs from an online directory service such as: http://www.dmoz.org/ or http://www.yahoo.com. Instructions and the html code needed for implementation of DSS and CTS may be found via links on Gigablast's homepage. ABOUT GIGABLAST With one of the largest and freshest webpage indices in the world, Gigablast, Inc. has recently joined the elite ranks of major search engine companies. Founded in 2000, Gigablast was created to index up to 200 billion webpages with the least amount of hardware possible. Gigablast provides large-scale, high-performance, real-time information retrieval technology for partner sites. The company offers a variety of features including topic generation and the ability to index multiple document formats. This search delivery mechanism gives a partner "turn key" search capability and the capacity to instantly offer search at maximum scalability with minimum cost. In addition, the Gigablast website (http://www.gigablast.com) provides unique "GigaBits" of information, enabling visitors to easily refine their search based upon related topics from search results. Clients range from Nasdaq 100 listed corporations to boutique companies.
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