Gigablast Stacks Up Against Current Leaders in Search

55% of study participants find Gigablast 'as good as or better than Google'

Feb 27, 2008, 00:00 ET from Gigablast, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SMX West -- Gigablast,
 Inc., (, a pioneer in internet search, today
 announced the results of a recent search engine comparison study. A
 majority of study participants, over 55%, found the Gigablast search
 results to be as good as, or better than, search results from Google, Inc.
     The study, which compared Gigablast's and Google's search results
 side-by- side, without brand names or logos, included over 220
 participants. Forty- eight sample search queries were used, with the
 queries comprising an unbiased selection of the top queries of 2007, as
 reported by Google's own Google Zeitgeist service. The majority of study
 participants were from North America (approximately 73% of participants).
 The study was conducted between February 15th and 18th, 2008.
     Compared with's search results in a separate study, Gigablast
 performed even better. In that study (using the same sample search queries
 from Google's Google Zeitgeist service), 44% of users preferred Gigablast
 to (versus only 34% of users who preferred Ask to Gigablast).
 Including tie votes, 66% of users voted Gigablast better than, or as good
     Comparison studies with Microsoft Live Search and Yahoo are now in
     "Our users have always been passionate about Gigablast search, but the
 outcome of these studies represents great validation of the quality,
 relevance, and freshness of the Gigablast search results," said Matt Wells,
 CEO and Founder of Gigablast. "When combined with our intuitive user
 interface, our industry-leading privacy policy, and our flexible business
 services, the results of these studies demonstrate that Gigablast is an
 exceptional search alternative."
     The studies were conducted using Gigablast's new Search Engine Analysis
 service. This service, which is available from Gigablast beginning in
 March, can provide insightful, customized, search engine analytics to
 advertisers, marketers, and corporate search engine customers. Fees for the
 Gigablast Search Engine Analysis service start at $1800 and vary by study
     About Gigablast
     Gigablast's advanced search technologies provide consumers and
 businesses with powerful, relevant, internet-wide search results and
 flexible search services. Founded in 2000, Gigablast today is a leading
 provider of natural, algorithmic search services, including consumer web
 search, XML web search feeds, hosted search, and customized search
 software. Gigablast's innovative, industry-leading algorithms enable
 massive-scale spidering, query-processing, and spam reduction with minimal
 hardware and expense. Gigablast is a privately held company headquartered
 in Albuquerque, NM, with offices throughout the US. For more information,
 please visit
     Gigablast and the Gigablast logo are trademarks of Gigablast, Inc. All
 other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective
 companies with which they are associated.

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