Webometric Thoughts

March 21, 2008

Giga-blast from the past

Filed under: API,Gigablast,Google,search engine — admin @ 9:32 am

It is all too easy to forget about some of the alternative search engines out there, and I must admit that I can’t remember the last time I used Gigablast. It was therefore good to read on ResearchBuzz that Gigablast are now offering site search, which I have now added to the right-hand frame of my blog (too often people overlook the blog search in the blogger toolbar/banner).

Gigablast seems to have had a bit of make-over since I last visited (when it looked something like THIS), and now it even has a very limited API. Personally I would like to see the API extended and a few advanced operators, surely that’s an easy way of getting a competitive advantage over the other search engines.

Personally I hate the growth of Google search, and love any opportunity to support other search engines.

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