“Super spider” grabs Google’s attention

A Melbourne start-up claiming it will soon unleash the Web’s first “true real-time search engine” has grabbed the attention of search engine giant Google.

Slated for release at the end of June, the online tool will give users the power to scope the entire Web “live to the second,” explains MyLiveSearch’s co-creator and software developer Rob Gabriel, 35.

The outcome? He claims better, more relevant results.

Despite Google’s vast resources, its spiders cannot track updates to the Web in real time. Moreover, it’s estimated that Google indexes less than a fifth of the Internet.

MyLiveSearch’s technology, which has been in development for the past eight years, works through a browser plug-in. The search terms are put through indexed search databases, including those of Google, Yahoo and MSN, as well as users’ bookmarks and other popular web hubs.

But those results are just starting points. The “live search” then kicks in, actively seeking out all connected web pages, reportedly in just seconds.

Google, which has a history of acquiring technology that could aid its competitors, has met with the MyLiveSearch team on at least a couple of occasions.

Google is currently the number one search engine in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. and the U.S.

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