Gigablast lets you create your own topical search engine

by Donna Fontenot December 21st, 2004 

Want a great service to offer your site users? I love this idea from Gigablast. According to them, "you can create your own topic specific search engine in minutes. Gigablast's revolutionary, new technology allows you to create a list of up to 200 web sites (or subsites) and a search box that searches just those sites. Give your visitors a unique search experience, completely free of charge. For instance, if you have a site about horses, why not create a horse-specific search engine?" To create your own topic specific search engine, follow the directions given at

This not only gives your users some useful content, but it can be used in other ways as well. What if you own 5 sites that are all industry specific. Maybe you own a forum about web design, and one about programming, and one about web marketing, and so on. Now you create a webmaster related search that searches across all 5 of your sites. You now have a good chance of getting your users to visit more of your sites than by simply cross-linking to them. I am sure there are lots of creative ways you can use this so put your thinking caps on and see if this is something that will benefit you.

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