SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SMX West -- Gigablast,
Inc., (http://www.gigablast.com), 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 Ask.com'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 Ask.com (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
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
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 http://www.gigablast.com.
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.
SOURCE Gigablast, Inc.