Gigablast is a free and open-source web search engine and directory. Founded in 2000, it is an independent engine and web crawler based in New Mexico, developed and maintained by Matt Wells, a former Infoseek employee and New Mexico Tech graduate.
The search engine source code is written in the programming languages C and C++. It was released as open-source software under the Apache License version 2, in July 2013. In 2015, Gigablast claimed to have indexed over 12 billion web pages, and received billions of queries per month.
Home page as of January 2019
Type of site
|Web search engine|
|Headquarters||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Created by||Matt Wells|
|Alexa rank||132,129 (May 2019)|
|Type||Web search engine|
|License||Apache License 2.0|
Matt Wells worked for the Infoseek search engine until he left in 1999, to start working on what would become Gigablast, coding everything from scratch in C++. It was originally designed to index up to 200 billion web pages. Gigablast went into beta form on July 21, 2002.
A feature called Gigabits provides relevant information in addition to what the user is searching for.
In 2013, it was reported that Yippy had agreed to acquire Gigablast Inc. However later on, Gigablast author Matt Wells said that no acquisition took place and that Gigablast remains independent.
In 2003, The New York Times columnist Lee Dembart stated that "Gigablast has its adherents", but opined that Google is "head and shoulders" above it, and adds that Google's search results are more complete. In 2016, a Lifewire reviewer felt that Gigablast is easy to use and liked the Gigabits feature.
Google is indispensable to anyone who uses the Internet. It isn't the only search engine — Teoma has its adherents, as does Gigablast — but Google is head and shoulders above the others.
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