Gigablast Hits One Billion Pages

New Mexico Based, 100% Self-Financed Search Engine Company Unleashes Its

Searchable Database of Over 1 Billion Webpages

Jan 06, 2005, 00:00 ET from Gigablast, Inc.

    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,
     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: or  Instructions and the html code needed for
 implementation of DSS and CTS may be found via links on Gigablast's homepage.
     With one of the largest and freshest webpage indices in the world,
 Gigablast, Inc. has recently joined the elite ranks of major search engine
     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 ( 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.

SOURCE Gigablast, Inc.